Former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi is heading to the Court of Arbitration for Sports to appeal the decision of the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA banning him for life from all football related activities and also fining him 500K Swiss Francs, almost half a million.
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 before being banned for life on Tuesday 30th October, 2018.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Nyantakyi described FIFA’s decision as ”unfair, harsh and unwarranted,”
”I wish to express my shock and deep sadness after receiving the decision from the FIFA Ethics Adjudicatory Committee on Tuesday,”
”My legal advisors are under my instructions to urgently appeal the decision as I think it was unfair, harsh and unwarranted,”
”I will use all the legal channels available to seek redress and establish the facts I presented to the committee,”
”Even though I have already resigned from all my football positions, it is important I establish the facts with the sole aim of clearing my name,”
”At this moment I am unable to provide any further details as my lawyers are reviewing the facts for appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS),”
”I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the people of Ghana, Africa and indeed across the globe for the overwhelming support and outpouring of sympathy,”