Corruption: FIFA Bans Ex-Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi For Life

Ex-Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi broke conflict of interest rules, FIFA said.  Football’s world governing body launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $ 65,000 from an undercover reporter. FIFA fined Nyantakyi 500 ,000 Swissfrancs (£ 390 ,000 ).

One of African football’s most powerful figures has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules.

Ex-Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi broke conflict of interest rules, FIFA said.  Football’s world governing body launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $ 65,000 from an undercover reporter. FIFA fined Nyantakyi 500 ,000 Swissfrancs (£ 390 ,000 ).

Nyantakyi was also vice- president of the Confederation of African Football and a member of the FIFA Council. He stepped down as GFA president in June after film of him allegedly accepting a “ cash gift ” was made public .

The film was captured by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and BBC Africa’s investigations unit, Africa Eye, received exclusive access to the footage.

Written by Jacob Akpene

Jacob Akpene is the Editor-in-chief of the Lasgidi Online Brand. He handles the administrative, content creation and the smooth running of the blog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

”Buhari is by far the most successful fraudster in the history of Nigeria” – Eedris Abudulkareem

“US Officials Have Signaled Atiku To Come For Visa” – Gbenga Daniel