Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

He also apparently tried to profit personally from a $5 million-a-year, five-year sponsorship deal with the GFA in what the expose said was a "clear breach" of ethics.

Ghana has dissolved its football association following a BBC "Africa Eye" documentary exposing corrupt football officials in West Africa.

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

Days after GFA boss was invited by the Police CID, reports emerged in a section of the media said the embattled president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi in his statement to the CID over allegations of corruption indicated that former president John Mahama received $8 million bribe from some investors he [Kwesi Nyantakyi] had engaged with.

A press release from FIFA, yesterday, announced Nyantakyi's ban from all football-related activities at both national and worldwide levels, leaving him with no option than to resign.

My decision is as a result of deliberations I have had with family and my associates.

GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi was recorded by undercover reporters in a video describing how to make money from a proposed sponsorship deal from a supposed investor, who was actually an undercover reporter.

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Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has disclosed that government has dissolved Ghana Football Association (GFA), following the premiering of Anas exposé to unravel rots in Ghana football. However, parts of its rules is that governments should not interfere in football administration.

Information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said in a statement that the government was shocked and outraged at the contents of the documentary and would refer the alleged culprits to the police for investigation.

Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

"Consequently, the police are to take all such relevant measures as are necessary to ensure that the contents of the documentary are rapidly and thoroughly investigated; having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, government has chose to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved".

A police vehicle is pictured at the premises of Ghana Football Association in Accra.

Ghana, who have played at three previous World Cups, missed out on the this year's tournament which starts in Russian Federation on June 14. They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

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