Ghana Dissolves Football Association After Bribe Scandal

Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”.

Ghana Dissolves Football Association

Kwesi Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.

Mr Nyantakyi is vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and also a member of the Fifa Council.

Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Ghana’s information minister, said the government had “decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA (Ghana Football Association) dissolved”, citing the “widespread nature of the apparent rot”.

He said interim measures to govern Ghanaian football would be announced soon, pending the formation of a new association.

The GFA said in a statement that it would co-operate with any investigation.

 

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