Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Business | By Eloise Houston

Ghana's football association dissolved after bribery claims

Ghana's football association dissolved after bribery claims

However, Sports Minister, Isaac Asiama, said the association had been "dissolved with immediate effect".

On Wednesday, June 6, the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee received a complaint /request from Anas Aremeyaw Anas through Cromwell Gray LLP, to institute investigations into the conduct of Kwesi Nyantakyi based on the content of Number 12.

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".

He said the government would soon announce provisional measures to govern football activities until a new association could be formed.

The Ghanaian government has made a decision to dissolve the country's football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials. "The league is suspended until further notice as well as all activities and all programs of the Ghana Football Association".

He noted that Kotoko could have attacked after penalty which was taken against their team and another May 9 could have happened in Ghana Football.

Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aware that it is likely to trigger some sort of action from world football's governing body FIFA, who strictly forbid the interference of government in the national federations.

Mr Nyantakyi is the second most powerful official in African football and also a member of the Fifa Council.

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.

"After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I chose to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association", a statement signed by Nyantakyi, who was also first vice-president of Caf, president of Wafu and member of the Fifa Executive Council, reads.

He is also under police investigation on orders of Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo for a charge of "defrauding under false pretences".

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