International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has placed a ‘provisional’ ban on the president of the dissolved Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The Independent Ethics Committee of the World football governing body in a statement announced that Mr Nyantakyi, who was a FIFA Council member, has been “banned from all football activities” for ninety (90) days which could be extended “for an additional period not exceeding 45 days.”
The ban follows a decision which was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of Ethics Committee carrying out a formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to “article 83 par 1 and article 84 par.2” of the FIFA code of Ethics, the statement said on Friday.
The ban comes after Mr Nyantakyi was caught on camera in the latest investigative piece of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, allegedly collecting $65,000 from supposed investors to influence the president, Nana Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr Bawumiah to get them contracts.
The two-year undercover investigation by the Tiger Eye pI into football in Africa dubbed #Number 12 revealed a footage of over 70 Ghanaian referees and football administrators taking cash to fix games in the country.
The screening of #Number 12 on Wednesday, June 6 infuriated Millions of Ghanaian football fanatics including Members of Parliament (MPs) who suggested an overhauling of the country’s football governing body.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has since been dissolved by government.