FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi for life

Former Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned for life by world football governing body FIFA.

According to FIFA, Nyantakyi is banned from taking part in all football-related activities and the ban takes effect immediately.

The life ban follows extensive investigations by FIFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee into the conduct of Mr Nyantakyi who was captured in an explosive expose by Ghanaian investigator Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

He has also been fined 500,000 Swiss Francs for various breaches of FIFA’s ethics as well as conflict of interest.

The investigation titled Number 12 captured several grim corrupt activities by referees, and some football administrators.

Ghana’s FA president Nyantakyi was captured in a video transacting business with the supposed investor and prospective sponsor of the Ghana premier league.

Unknown to him, he was transacting the business with the ace investigative journalist whom he had demanded monies in excess of $11  million ostensibly to settle some of Ghana’s top politicians including the president, his vice and some ministers of state.

The president and his vice, as well as the ministers involved, have all denied the claims made against them.

Shortly after the investigation was made public in June, FIFA suspended Kwesi Nyantakyi pending further investigation into the matter.

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