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Nyantakyi is now a former president of Ghana FA, says Youth and Sports minister

9:47 PM WAT 07/06/2018
Kwesi Nyantakyi - Ghana FA president
Exclusive: Ghana Youth and Sports minister has confirmed to Goal reports of ongoing steps to scrap the country’s football body’s ruling committee

Ghana Youth and Sports minister Isaac Asiamah has confirmed ‘immediate’ plans by the authorities to dissolve the football association in the wake of corruption scandals.

Following the premiering of #Number12, an investigative piece produced by undercover Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger EYE PI Crew, six top officials of the executive committee including Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi and over 70 referees were caught on cameras accepting bribes to manipulate decisions or results of games.

"Kwesi Nyantakyi is now a former president of Ghana FA and must be regarded as such," Asiamah told Goal

"Again, anything related to football in Ghana has been suspended henceforth. The premier league and the women's championship have all been suspended until further notice.

"Government has decided to petition Fifa on how to go about issues in this difficult time. We assure Ghanaians that things will improve in the future despite the shame that has engulfed our beautiful game recently," he added.

According to Goal's sources, Nyantakyi, who is also Caf's first vice president and Fifa council member, is likely to lose his positions in the coming weeks, after Anas sent a petition to both organisations with evidence from his documentary.