GFA dissolved by Ghana government

11 June, 2018, 11:40 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
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The ban was imposed one day after the Ghanaian government dissolved the country's football association (GFA) after officials, including Mr Nyantakyi, were shown in a documentary allegedly taking kickbacks.

President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Kwabena Yeboah has been appointed as acting Ghana Football Association President.

The two-hour documentary, "When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm", is the work of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Wednesday's public viewing was the first since it was released to the authorities last month.

"In the said report I committed a series of errors of indiscretion".

Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo has called for criminal investigations against Nyantakyi. "This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video", the statement said.

The documentary was screened on June 6 and 7 in Accra and the fallout resulted in the CAF Vice President and FIFA Council member tendering in his resignation to the GFA General Secretary, Isaac Addo.




"Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, NSA (National Sports Authority) officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, Government has made a decision to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved", Abdul-Hamid was quoted as saying by BBC.

The statement added that the government will announce provisional measures to govern football until a new body is formed, and that it would inform FIFA and the Confederation of African Football of its decision.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has not yet commented on whether any action will be taken over the GFA's dissolution.

Under his tenure, the FIFA Executive member succeeded in qualifying Ghana for unprecedented three successive World Cup Finals in 2006 (Germany), 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 in Brazil. He is considered the second most powerful person in Ghanaian football.

They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

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