Ghana’s Football Association (GFA) has been dissolved by the country’s government amid allegations of corruption and bribery, Goal.com reports
Nana Akufo-Addo – the president of Ghana – made the decision on Thursday after footage emerged from a documentary allegedly uncovering fraud and corruption under the leadership of GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.
In the documentary ‘When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm’, Nyantakyi was pictured accepting a cash gift from an undercover reporter who was pretending to be a businessman.
Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football. He has not commented on the allegations.
BBC reports that the Sports Minister Isaac Asiama said the association had been “dissolved with immediate effect”.
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Ghana’s information minister, said the government had “decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA (Ghana Football Association) dissolved”, citing the “widespread nature of the apparent rot”.
He said interim measures to govern Ghanaian football would be announced soon, pending the formation of a new association. The GFA said in a statement that it would co-operate with any investigation.