Ghana Football Association dissolved amid corruption allegations

Nyantakyi caught on camera

Nyantakyi caught on camera

The information minister said the documentary "exposes gross malfunctioning of the Ghana Football Association characterised by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery".

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been handed a 90-day ban by Fifa Ethics Committee, which could be for extended for an additional 45-day period depending on the outcome of an ongoing investigation following a documentary released in Ghana this week.

The GFA said in a statement that it would co-operate with any investigation.

FIFA said its ethics committee had "provisionally banned" Kwesi Nyantakyi from "all football activities at both national and global level" with immediate effect.

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah told KweséESPN that the dissolution means all football activity is on hold in the country. The Ghana Football Association issued a statement last month backing their president and saying he was innocent until proven guilty.

The global soccer body does not accept any third party, including government, interference in its member associations.

Ghana risks 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.

The video also showed Nyantakyi offering to facilitate the award of key government contracts to the businessman on conditions that he paid kickbacks totaling $12 million through him to top officials including President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Nyantakyi, who has been GFA president since 2005 and was elected to the FIFA Council in September 2016, was filmed in a hotel room appearing to take a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league.

Nyanyakyi's resignation means the Ghana Football Association are now without a president and a vice president after George Afriyie was sacked from his post a month ago.

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