The FIFA Ethics Committee has provisionally banned beleagured President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi from all football activities for a period of 90 days with immediate effect.
The Committee’s decision comes in the wake of recent investigative documentary by Tiger Eye PI alleging acts of corruption by some match officials and senior officials of the football governing body.
FIFA’s decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee who is carrying out a formal investigation into the dealings of Nyantakyi captured in the #Number12 documentary produced by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
A statement on the official website of the International Football governing body, FIFA read;
“The chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee has provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and FIFA Council member, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days. The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days. During this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other). The ban comes into force immediately”.
“The decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 83 par. 1 and art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics”.
Mark F. / silveronline24 / SilverFM