Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

Ghana football boss resigns after being banned by FIFA

Ghana football boss resigns after being banned by FIFA

The documentary was screened on June 6 and 7 in Accra and the fallout resulted in the CAF Vice President and FIFA Council member tendering in his resignation to the GFA General Secretary, Isaac Addo.

President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Kwabena Yeboah has been appointed as acting Ghana Football Association President.

Ghana has chose to dissolve its national football association a day after officials, including the body's president, were shown in a documentary taking kickbacks.

Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote next week, when it had been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI", he added.

He also boasted of his relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, suggesting the president and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, were susceptible to bribery, and that the two could be influenced with $5 million and $3 million respectively.

The football chief said "scammers" had "deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country".

"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".

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.

"Government is shocked and outraged at the contents of the recently-aired video documentary, which captures the investigation conducted into football administration by the journalist, Anasa Aremeyaw, titled "Number 12': When Misconducted and Greed become the Norm", the statement read".

Many, after watching the premiere of the investigative piece, called on the football kinpin to resign but Mr. Mornah contends that the call for the resignation of Mr. Nyantakyi is misplaced.

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