Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as GFA President


Ghana's football association (GFA) has pledged that it will not attempt to cover up or shield any of its members implicated in alleged acts of corruption.

"The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce the resignation of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of Association", the GFA has announced.

"Though the GFA did not commission Tiger Eye PI to undertake this exercise and have not been provided with the opportunity of watching the documentary, we view the allegations circulating in the media very seriously and would wish to take immediate steps to address them", the FA said in a statement. In the said report I committeed a series of errors of indiscretion. "I gravely associated the highest office of the land - the presidency- with private discussions I had with "Scammers" who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country".

Mr. Nyantakyi in the video was captured receiving an amount of $65,000 from a supposed business man who in reality was an undercover journalist. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video. "This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video".

The two-hour documentary, When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was provided to the authorities last month before being screened in public for the first time on Wednesday.

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"This is as a result of a directive from the government of Ghana", it said.

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah confirmed to KweséESPN that the dissolution of the football association means that all of the football activity within the country is on hold, including the domestic league.

A police vehicle is pictured at the premises of Ghana Football Association in Accra.

This means Mr. Nyantakyi will not be able to vote next week to determine whether Morocco will be able to host the next World Cup.

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.