Sports News of Sunday, 21 October 2018
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) President was banned on – June 8th – by FIFA’s Ethics Committee for accepting cash gift as shown in an undercover Tiger Eye Pi investigative work.
The former GFA boss has been suspended for over 130 days from all football-related activities after he was seen accepting 65 000 USD gift from undercover investigators who masqueraded as investors but Nyantakyi rejected this figure saying he received only 40 000 USD as a refund.
This decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 83 par. 1 and art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
The chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee provisionally banned the GFA President and FIFA Council member, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days.
This ban was extended for an additional period of 45 days on September 5th which expired on Friday, October 19.
Mr Nyantakyi was therefore banned from all football activities at both national and international level but the global soccer body is set to give a final decision after 130 days of investigating the conduct of the former first-vice President of CAF in the Tiger Eye PI documentary.
The worst decision against the Wa All Stars owner could be to a lifetime ban from participating in all activities related to Association football.