FIFA bans Ghana football boss for 90 days

Martin Amidu with President Akufo-Addo

Martin Amidu with President Akufo-Addo

The two-hour documentary, When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was provided to the authorities last month before being screened in public for the first time on Wednesday.

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.

The minister said, "The documentary exposes the gross malfunctioning of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), characterized by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery".

"After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I made a decision to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association", Nyantakyi's statement began.

Nyantakyi, has been handed a 90-day FIFA ban to allow the investigation to begin at the world football level where he is a council member, he has also tendered in his resignation as GFA President.

Ghanaian Police have declared the premises and offices of the football association in Accra a crime scene following a recent investigative documentary which revealed several underhand deals by some top officials of the body.

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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.

"I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon".

"Government will soon announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country until a new body is duly formed".

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.

Ghana also risk 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.

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