World Football governing body FIFA, has banned former Ghana FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi from all football-related activities for life.
The world’s football body adjudicatory chamber found Nyantakyi “guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.”
The CAF first vice president was initially suspended on 8 June for 90 days by the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s Ethics Committee and saw his ban extended to extra 45 days on 5th September, 2018.
The committee was carrying out a formal investigation into Nyantakyi after he was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”.
A statement from Fifa read: “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.”
The statement added “The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition. As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Nyantakyi.”
“The decision was notified to Mr Nyantakyi today, and the ban comes into force immediately.”
However, a fine in the amount of CHF500,000 has been imposed on the former Ghana Football Association chief.
Mr Nyantakyi, was filmed in undercover investigation by ace undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.
Some of the footage from Anas’ film was later broadcast by the BBC World Service’s investigation’s programme Africa Eye.
Soon after the ban on 8 June the longest serving Ghana FA boss, resigned from the positions he held at football’s world governing body, FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
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