Sports News of Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has described as “unfortunate”, the life ban placed on former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi.
FIFA, on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 announced the life ban in a statement.
The embattled Ghanaian football administrator was found guilty of having violated Article 19 (Conflict of interest), Article 21 (Bribery and Corruption) and Article 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition following an undercover documentary titled Number 12 produced by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe told Moro Awudu on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM that the ban was tainted Ghana’s image.
He said: “It’s an unfortunate development, very unfortunate. I personally feel very disturbed about it. However, they have sat down as a world football body, went through the whole process and I believe they felt this is the way the decision should be.”
Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe added that: “What has happened is very bad for Ghana football in particular and African football in general in the sense that Kwesi Nyantakyi to me is a very hard-working man and he’s been able to reach that high in both CAF and FIFA levels, and for that matter, no Ghanaian got to that level and he had the potential of becoming FIFA boss in future, so, how this came about beats my imagination.”