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Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

11 June 2018

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen receiving a $65,000 cash gift from undercover journalists with the belief that they were meeting to discuss a sponsorship deal.

FIFA responded earlier on Friday by banning Nyantakyi from "all football-related activity" for 90 days pending an investigation with a possible further suspension of up to 45 days.

A statement, signed by Information Minister, Dr Mustapha Hamid, said "Government is shocked and outraged at the contents of the recently-aired video documentary, which captures the investigation conducted into football administration by the journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled "Number 12: When Misconduct and Greed become the Norm".

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

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GFA president Kwesi Nyantyaki (pictured above) was also caught on camera allegedly requesting $11 million from undercover reporters posing as investors to secure government contracts. "This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video", the statement said.

"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 chose to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved", Abdul-Hamid was quoted as saying by BBC.

Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

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

After watching parts of the documentary last month, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo asked police to investigate Nyantakyi, and the soccer official was arrested.

They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

Any FIFA ban could also affect the under-17 women's team, who are preparing for the U-17 World Cup; top club Aduana Stars, who are participating the CAF Confederation Cup; and the men's national team, who are due to play in three African Cup of Nations qualifiers later this year.

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Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption