FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi for life; fines him $500,000

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Kwesi Nyantakyi
Kwesi Nyantakyi

Former President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned for life by the world football governing body, FIFA.

He was banned after he was filmed accepting $65,000 dollars in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ recent exposé called ‘Number 12’.

In addition, the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA imposed $500,000 fine on him.

A statement released by FIFA on its website reads:

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.

The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition. As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Nyantakyi.

The decision was notified to Mr Nyantakyi today, and the ban comes into force immediately.”

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