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Sports News of Friday, 8 June 2018


Nyantakyi handed provisional FIFA ban

President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned from all football-related activities for 90 days by an independent Ethics Committee of FIFA following the airing of investigations from Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

According to a press release from the world football governing body on Friday, Nyantakyi’s ban bars him from all football-related activities at both national and international level.

The ban means Nyantakyi can no longer perform his duties as GFA President, CAF vice president and a FIFA Executive Council member.

Nyantakyi was filmed accepting $65,000 from undercover reporters from Tiger Eye PI, posing as investors interested in sponsoring the Ghana Premier League, in clear violation of FIFA’s code of ethics, which bars members from accepting cash gifts.

Ghana football shaken to the core

The exposé roped in political figures, referees and officials of both the GFA and the National Sports Authority.

Some high profile figures who were named by GFA boss Nyantakyi include Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Deputy Roads Minister, Anthony Karbo, and MP for Assin Central and Anas’ biggest critic over the last few days, Kennedy Agyapong.

In the video, Nyantakyi, in an interaction with persons he believed to be investors, quoted several sums of money to be given to those political figures and himself in order to facilitate the deal.

There were also a number of cases of referees being bribed to take decisions which would sway Ghana Premier League games in favour of one side.

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