Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Akufo Addo

A statement published by the GFA confirmed that the FIFA Council Member, who had earlier in the day been banned by FIFA from all football related activity for a provisional period of 90 days, made this decision after an Executive Committee meeting on Friday.

The beleaguered GFA boss, in a statement, said, "After a meeting of the executive committee this afternoon I chose to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association.

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", Nyantakyi said in his resignation letter sent to the GFA General Secretary.

Days after GFA boss was invited by the Police CID, reports emerged in a section of the media said the embattled president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi in his statement to the CID over allegations of corruption indicated that former president John Mahama received $8 million bribe from some investors he [Kwesi Nyantakyi] had engaged with.

After watching parts of the documentary last month, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo asked police to investigate Nyantakyi, and the soccer official was arrested. During this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and worldwide level (administrative, sports or any other).The ban comes into force immediately.

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The latest documentary from controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anasexposes this unfortunate truth.

Ghana's information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said the government would dissolve the GFA because of the "widespread nature of the apparent rot".

Abdul-Hamid said the government was "shocked and outraged" at the claims, which included referees apparently accepting bribes of at least $100 to throw matches.

Federation Internationale de Football Association has not yet commented on whether any action will be taken over the government's plan to dissolve the GFA. They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.