FIFA Ban Ghana FA President

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During this time, Mr. Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and global level (administrative, sports or any other).

Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned from his post on Friday after he was implicated in a bribery exposé.

I have chose to resign as the Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association and an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association.

"I gravely associated the highest office of the land -the presidency- with private discussions I had with "scammers" who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country", Nyantakyi said in his resignation letter sent to the GFA General Secretary.

"I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them".

GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi was recorded by undercover reporters in a video describing how to make money from a proposed sponsorship deal from a supposed investor, who was actually an undercover reporter.

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Ghana's information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said the government would dissolve the GFA because of the "widespread nature of the apparent rot".

Government on Thursday indicated its resolve to dissolve GFA in a bid to sanitise football administration.

He also apparently tried to profit personally from a $5 million-a-year, five-year sponsorship deal with the GFA in what the expose said was a "clear breach" of ethics.

Provisional measures will be put in place to run the sport in Ghana until a new body is formed. "The league is suspended until further notice as well as all activities and all programs of the Ghana Football Association".

Federation Internationale de Football Association has not yet commented on whether any action will be taken over the GFA's dissolution.

Any FIFA ban could also affect the under-17 women's team, who are preparing for the U-17 World Cup; top club Aduana Stars, who are participating the CAF Confederation Cup; and the men's national team, who are due to play in three African Cup of Nations qualifiers later this year.

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