FIFA slaps former Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi with life ban

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Accra - On Tuesday, FIFA announced a life ban on the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The ban precludes Kwesi Nyantakyi from all football-related activities after he was caught on video making self-incriminating statements to renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who had disguised himself as an Arab businessman seeking to invest in Ghana football.

A statement issued by the world football governing body said its adjudicatory chamber had found Nyantakyi “guilty of a number of FIFA rule violations.”

The adjudicatory chamber found Nyantakyi guilty of having violated Article 19 (Conflicts of interest), Article 21 (Bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.

“As a consequence, Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international levels. Additionally, a fine in the amount of 500,000 Swiss Franc (more than US$400,000) has been imposed on Nyantakyi,” the statement announced.

The statement added that the former FIFA Governing Council member had already been informed about the decision of its adjudicating chamber. The Number 12 investigative video produced by the Ghanaian investigative journalist has already claimed a number of casualties in the African football fraternity including referees caught on tape receiving gifts in order to compromise matches. - Nampa/Xinhua

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