January 23, 2019

Ghanaian government to shut down Football Association

08 June 2018, 07:34 | Anna Jefferson

Martin Amidu with President Akufo-Addo

Martin Amidu with President Akufo-Addo

"Though the GFA did not commission Tiger Eye PI to undertake this exercise and have not been provided with the opportunity of watching the documentary, we view the allegations circulating in the media very seriously and would wish to take immediate steps to address them", the FA said in a statement.

GFA however says it is working with global football governing body, FIFA to implement a national integrity initiative that will fight the vice of match manipulation.

The Ghanaian government has chose to shut down the Ghanaian Football Association following allegations of corruption in the organisation that have surfaced in recent days. "The GFA dissolved", the Sports Ministed is quoted to have told Joy FM.

"This means all football activity is on hold", he began.

Hundreds of Ghanaians on Wednesday trooped to Accra to watch alleged acts of bribery involving soccer officials - including the head of the country's football association - captured on video demanding kickbacks. They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

The decision was taken on Friday upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee, Claudia Maria Rojas.

Mr Nyantakyi is the second most powerful official in African football and also a member of the Fifa Council.

The Ghana Football Association is being disbanded following the information brought forward by Anas Aremeyaw Anas' When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm, reportsBBC Africa.

Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from the Ghanaian undercover reporter Ana's Aremayaw Anas, who pretended to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.

The GFA President came under investigation from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the Ghana Police Service after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reported him.

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