FIFA bans Ghana’s Nyantakyi for life

By Stephen Amos

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World football governing body, FIFA has confirmed a lifetime ban on former Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi.

FIFA, on Tuesday stated: “The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest) art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition. As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life…”

The one-time FIFA Council member and 1st vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), is banned from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.

Nyantakyi, who was first notified of the decision before its release to the media, is also fined 500,000 Swiss francs (about $497,000) and the ban “comes into force immediately.”

FIFA began investigating Nyantakyi in June after investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw petitioned them over the conduct of the renowned football administrator over a corruption sting he had undertaken.

A 90-day provisional suspension was initially slapped on Nyantakyi. It got an extension of 45 days after which the Ethics Committee took its final decision.

© Sports Afric

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