Nyantakyi apologises to Akufo-Addo, resigns

Nyantakyi apologises to Akufo-Addo, resigns

Nyantakyi apologises to Akufo-Addo, resigns

Specifically, Nyantakyi requested $5 million for Akufo-Addo, $3 million for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, $2 million for the roads minister, $1 million for a deputy roads minister and another $1 million for him and one of his aides.

He indicated that in the coming days, he would address the media on issues raised in the video.

Ghana football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, a member of FIFA's decision-making council, is under investigation for possible ethics violations and has been provisionally suspended for 90 days, FIFA said on Friday.

A press release from FIFA, yesterday, announced Nyantakyi's ban from all football-related activities at both national and worldwide levels, leaving him with no option than to resign. In one clip, Range Marwa, a major global referee from Kenya is seen taking $600 from a man reportedly posing as a Ghanaian official. However, parts of its rules is that governments should not interfere in football administration.

The minister said, "The documentary exposes the gross malfunctioning of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), characterized by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery".

Abdul-Hamid said the government was "shocked and outraged" at the claims, which included referees apparently accepting bribes of at least $100 to throw matches.

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Ghana's Sports Minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association will be "dissolved with immediate effect", Ghana Web reports.

He said the government would soon announce provisional measures to govern football activities until a new association could be formed.

Nyantakyi was accused in an explosive documentary called "Number 12", aired on Wednesday by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, of soliciting bribes amounting to several million dollars.

Ghana, who have played at three previous World Cups, missed out on the this year's tournament which starts in Russian Federation on June 14.

They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

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