Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

World football-governing body FIFA has handed a 90-day provisional ban on embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi from engaging in any football activity.

This action follows after Anas released the investigative documentary, titled 'Number 12: on Wednesday showing over 70 referees and other football officials taking bribes before games with the intention of manipulating the outcomes of the games and selections.

GFA president Nyantakyi is also seen on video negotiating for a 25 percent cut of a sponsorship deal meant for the federation to be diverted to a company he owns.

The Ghanaian government has made a decision to dissolve the country's football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials.

The heavily guarded auditorium was draped in national colours and before the screening, the crowd, presided over by a Catholic priest, sang the national anthem.

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Specifically, Nyantakyi requested $5-million for Akufo-Addo, $3-million for Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, $2-million for the roads minister, $1-million for a deputy roads minister, and another $1-million for him and one of his aides.

Akufo-Addo, who watched the video last month, denied any knowledge of Nyantakyi's claims and has instigated a criminal investigation against the administrator for fraudulently using the President's name.

"I am yet to recover from the shock". "The league is suspended until further notice as well as all activities and all programs of the Ghana Football Association".

"The GFA wishes to place on record that there will be no attempt of a cover-up or shield any of our members caught in alleged acts of corruption", a statement from the association in response to the allegations read.

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