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Tamakloe calls for immediate resignation of Ghana FA president Nyantakyi

9:05 PM IST 28/05/18
Kwesi Nyantakyi commission hearing
The embattled Ghana FA president has been urged by his predecessor to step aside despite support from the body’s Executive Committee

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi should resign from his role immediately, according to his predecessor Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe.

Nyantakyi, 49, is facing wide criticisms in the wake of a corruption scandal that has engulfed his office, following an investigation by a top Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The Ghana FA chief was allegedly captured in a video documentary using names of high-ranking government officials including the president of Ghana to defraud foreign investors.

Although, Ghana FA executive committee released a statement last week in solidarity with Nyantakyi, Tamakloe believes he should step aside to save his face.

''I'm not saying Kwesi Nyantakyi is guilty of anything, but in the wake of the allegations, his image has been bruised and battered almost beyond repair and must resign," he told Graphic Sports.

"He needs to clear his name to attain the moral authority to run Ghana football again. He was duly elected and any process to oust him must follow laid down procedure.

''The question of stepping aside is a moral one that only a few, especially in Ghana, are able to surmount,'' he added.

Nyantakyi, who succeeded Tamakloe in 2005, is currently in his third term in office, which is expected to come to an end in 2019.

Goal understands that Fifa has decided to send a delegation to Ghana next month to monitor the situation on ground after Anas petitioned the international football body this week.