BRIBERY: FIFA Bans Ghana FA Boss Nyantakyi
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has banned Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi over allegation of bribery.
An independent Ethics Committee of FIFA banned Nyantakyi for 90 days from all football related activities with immediate effect.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was pictured in a BBC video, taking $65,000 (N23.4m) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.
According to FIFA and Ghana FA rules, it is an offence for any board member or match official to collect or give cash gifts.
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In the video, top Ghana FA officials and referees were caught taking money - including some collecting as little as GH¢200 ($42) - to influence match results in the domestic league as well as push players into national teams.
During the ban period, FIFA will conduct an investigation into the matter and come out with it finding.
If found guilty, Nyantakyi may be banned for life, and may also be jailed in his country.
Earlier, Ghana Sports Minister Isaac Asiama, had dissolved the executive board of the GFA with immediate effect.
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