The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Independent Ethics Committee has banned Ghana’s Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi over corruption.
Nyantakyi’s ban was confirmed by the ethics committee on Friday.
His ban comes following an investigative piece from ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ on corruption in Ghana Football where the GFA boss was caught on camera collecting cash from undercover reporters.
A statement by the ethics committee reads: “Ghana Football Association president Kwasi Nyantakyi has been banned from all football related activities for 90 days by independent Ethics Committee
“The chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee has provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and FIFA Council member, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days.
“The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days. During this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other).The ban comes into force immediately.
“The decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 83 par. 1 and art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”
This development comes on the heels of the suspension of all football-related activities by the government over the scandal in which over 100 people were nabbed.