FIFA issues Ghana’s Nyantakyi life ban

Ex-Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules, the world football governing body said.

FIFA launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter earlier this year.

FIFA also fined Nyantakyi 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,000).

Before his fall from power, Nyantakyi was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a member of the FIFA Council.

He stepped down as GFA president in June after film of him allegedly accepting a “cash gift” was made public.

The film was captured by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and BBC Africa’s investigations unit, Africa Eye, received exclusive access to the footage.

Nyantakyi later resigned his CAF and FIFA posts but claimed the footage had been doctored to falsely incriminate him.

His CAF position has been taken by Nigeria FA boss Amaju Pinnick.

The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee said the ban for life applied to “all football-related activities at both national and international level.”

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