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Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo dissolves country’s FA

11 June 2018

The Ghanaian government has made a decision to shut down the Ghanaian Football Association following allegations of corruption in the organisation that have surfaced in recent days.

I am yet to recover from the shock - It's a sad day for Ghana football and I believe there's an urgent need to clean up our football administration.

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah told KweséESPN that the dissolution means all football activity is on hold in the country.

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

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Below is the full statement from the President of Ghana.

His decision to step down follows an investigation by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who secretly filmed Mr. Nyankakyi discussing plans to set aside 25 per cent of a proposed sponsorship deal to a company he owns in a documentary called "When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm".

On Thursday, the government of Ghana began action to dissolve the GFA "as a result of the pervasive nature of the rot within the GFA".

Under his tenure, the FIFA Executive member succeeded in qualifying Ghana for unprecedented three successive World Cup Finals in 2006 (Germany), 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 in Brazil.

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Mr Nyantakyi has not replied to multiple requests for comment while the GFA has said it would cooperate with any investigation.

He was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.

They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

"The chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee has provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and FIFA Council member, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days".

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After watching parts of the documentary last month, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo asked police to investigate Nyantakyi, and the soccer official was arrested.

Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo dissolves country’s FA