Corruption scandal: Ghana FA President finally resigns

Corruption scandal: Ghana FA President finally resigns

The ongoing impasse in Ghanaian football continues, after Kwesi Nyantakyi left his position as the President of the Football Association.

Nyantakyi resigned as President after a meeting with the Executive Committee of Ghana’s football governing body.

“I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association,” Nyantakyi’s said in a statement. “It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report, I committed a series of errors of indiscretion.”

It will be recalled that the Ghana football chief was filmed accepting a cash gift from an undercover journalist. He was subsequently banned by world football governing body, FIFA, for 90days,

Nyantakyi has also been under investigation for using the name of the country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo under false pretense.

In his statement, he added: “I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.”

“I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.”

The investigation which opened cans of worms saw Nyantakyi invited to the Middle East, where he met a wealthy businessman who was interested in sponsoring the GFA.

The President negotiated a deal on behalf of the GFA, allowing him to divert funds to a company he owned.

Following latest development, the Football Association has postponed all football related activities until “further notice “.

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