Ghana Football Association dissolved amid corruption allegations

Ghana Football Association dissolved amid corruption allegations

Ghana Football Association dissolved amid corruption allegations

During this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and global level (administrative, sports or any other).The ban comes into force immediately.

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.

According to Kwesi Nyantakyi, who resigned as FA Boss on Friday, he was deceived by people who he thought were genuine and could actually invest in the country.

GFA's president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 in the documentary released on Wednesday.

My decision is as a result of deliberations I have had with family and my associates.

Ghana's Sports Minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association will be "dissolved with immediate effect", Ghana Web reports.

Government on Thursday indicated its resolve to dissolve GFA in a bid to sanitise football administration.

"Police have started investigation into activities of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and its officers, following the "Number 12" exposé by Tiger Eye PI", a statement signed by Police deputy superintendent and director of public affairs Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman reads.

Information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said in a statement that the government was shocked and outraged at the contents of the documentary and would refer the alleged culprits to the police for investigation.

Provisional measures will be put in place to run the sport in Ghana until a new body is formed.

Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aware that it is likely to trigger some sort of action from world football's governing body FIFA, who strictly forbid the interference of government in the national federations.

"Government will also communicate these decisions to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), and engage with them on these developments to chart a way forward for Ghana football".

Ghana's U-20 team also won a historic World Cup under his reign.

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