Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban reduced to 12 years


The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reduced FIFA’s lifetime ban on former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi to twelve (12) years.

Mr Nyantakyi was slapped with a lifetime ban after a four-month investigation by the Fifa Ethics Committee following the airing of the ‘Number 12’ video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in June 2018.

Mr Nyantakyi was captured accepting bribes which is against the ethics of FIFA.

He was captured on videos negotiating a deal with businessmen and accepting a bribe of $65,000 to help establish an oil business in his native country.

Also, he was filmed while negotiating how to create a fake agency to pocket 20 per cent of a supposed five-year sponsorship deal for the Ghana Premier League worth $15 million. He would’ve been $3.7 million richer if everything had gone as planned.

According to a report filed by Kumasi based Nhyira FM,the verdict was delivered to FIFA and the astute football administrators.

Practically, Mr Nyantakyi is left with 10 years to serve his ban.

Nyantakyi was also been fined $500,000 by FIFA.

Nyantakyi, who is in his third term in office, became Ghana FA boss in December 2005, after succeeding Dr. Nyaho-Nyaho Tamakloe.


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