Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association

  • Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association

Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association

And the government of the Republic of Ghana Akufo-Addo who was even mentioned in the video by the GFA president in his quest to use his name to collect monies from investors is taking steps to dissolve the Ghana football governing body the the rots that have engulfed it.

In statement released by the GFA, Nyantakyi pointed out that he was resigning because of the controversy surrounding the latest investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.

"This is as a result of a directive from the government of Ghana", it said.

He said the government would soon announce provisional measures to govern football activities until a new association could be formed.

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah confirmed to KweséESPN that the dissolution of the football association means that all of the football activity within the country is on hold, including the domestic league.

The football association issued a statement last month backing their president and saying he was innocent until proven guilty.

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The under coveer journalists also busted 77 Ghanaian referees and 14 Ghana Football Association (GFA) officials allegedly engaging in acts of corruption.

Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aware that it is likely to trigger some sort of action from world football's governing body FIFA, who strictly forbid the interference of government in the national federations.

GFA president Nyantakyi is also seen on video negotiating for a 25 percent cut of a sponsorship deal meant for the federation to be diverted to a company he owns.

Nyantakyi, a member of FIFA's decision-making Council, also apologised to Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo and the government for what he called his "indiscretion".

Specifically, Nyantakyi requested $5-million for Akufo-Addo, $3-million for Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, $2-million for the roads minister, $1-million for a deputy roads minister, and another $1-million for him and one of his aides.