Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as Ghana FA President after bribery exposé

Dissolve GFA Suspend ZCPL – Sefa Kayi

"Police have started investigation into activities of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and its officers, following the "Number 12" exposé by Tiger Eye PI", a statement signed by Police deputy superintendent and director of public affairs Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman reads.

Fifa has banned the president of Ghana's Football Association (GFA) from football activities for 90 days.

GFA's president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 in the documentary released on Wednesday.

Ghana has dissolved its national football association, after its president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, was filmed apparently accepting a "cash gift".

"I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon". I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video. During this time, Mr. Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and global level (administrative, sports or any other).

Nyantakyi, who is also a member of the Federation Internationale de Football Association council, was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter, who posed as a business man.

"I am yet to recover from the shock - It's a sad day for Ghana football and I believe there's an urgent need to clean up our football administration", 42-year old soccer enthusiast Michael Blagogee told Reuters as he exited the auditorium holding his head.

On Thursday, the government of Ghana began action to dissolve the GFA "as a result of the pervasive nature of the rot within the GFA".

The corruption and match-fixing scandal is the latest predicament of the FA following controversies surrounding Ghana's participation at the 2014 Fifa World Cup as well as the Black Stars' inability to qualify for this year's tournament in Russian Federation.

Ghana also risk being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote next week, when it had been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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