FIFA thanks gov’t for support in Nyantakyi’s life ban

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has expressed its appreciation to the government for its role in the investigation leading to the ex- GFA president’s life ban from all football-related activities.

In a letter dated September 19, 2018, and addressed to Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Dame, FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee thanked the government for supporting its investigation against former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The former football administrator has been handed a life ban from all football-related activities at both national and international level after he was found guilty of violating sections of FIFA Code of Ethics.

Mr Nyantakyi was captured in a video receiving money from a team of investigative journalists who posed as investors to influence key personalities in Ghana, including president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on their behalf.

After an extensive investigation, the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee on Tuesday found the ex-GFA president guilty of conflicts of interest (art 19), bribery and corruption (art 21) and commission (art 22).

A fine of GHF500,000 has also been imposed on him.

But the work of the Ethics Committee would not have been possible had it not been for the assistance of the government.

“The disclosure of the above-mentioned information is highly appreciated and will be of considerable value when pursuing the proceedings against Mr Nyantakyi,” the letter read.

Read full letter below:

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