Kwesi Nyantakyi Apologises....But Says That's "Not An Admission Of Wrong Doing"

Kwesi Nyantakyi- Ghana FA president

Kwesi Nyantakyi- Ghana FA president

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen receiving a $65,000 cash gift from undercover journalists with the belief that they were meeting to discuss a sponsorship deal.

In a statement carried on the GFA website, Nyantakyi apologised "unreservedly" for "a series of errors of indiscretion" after Federation Internationale de Football Association launched an ethics investigation into his activities.

Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah confirmed to KweséESPN that the dissolution of the football association means that all of the football activity within the country is on hold, including the domestic league.

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Embattled Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has stepped down in the wake of recent allegations of corruption levelled against him.

What began on Thursday morning as protection from a possible violent reaction from the public to an investigative documentary on corruption in football has turned into a take over as over 30 armed police officers both plainclothed and uniformed invaded the GFA premises in Accra around 5pm on Friday.

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Nyantakyi, a member of FIFA's decision-making Council, also apologised to Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo and the government for what he called his "indiscretion".

Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote next week, when it had been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The video also showed Nyantakyi offering to facilitate the award of key government contracts to the businessman on conditions that he paid kickbacks totalling $12-million through him to top officials, including President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Nyantakyi's comes two days after Anas premiered his much talked about investigative piece on football corruption in Ghana.

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