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08.06.2018 Football News

Finally! Kwesi Nyantakyi Steps Down As GFA President

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Finally! Kwesi Nyantakyi Steps Down As GFA President
LISTEN JUN 8, 2018

President of the Ghana Football Association has announced his resignation from the Football Governing Body as their President.

In a press release on the GFA’s official website, Kwasi Nyantakyi states that following a meeting with the Executive Committee Members today, he has decided to resign from his position.

Even though he denies any wrong doing relating to issues of the Number 12 expose premiered in Accra in the last 48 hours.

Nyantakyi’s resignation comes following the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) directive giving him a 90 days ban, after which he could have been given an extension of not more than 45 days. FIFA reveals that their decision is in line with 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.

Below Is The Full Statement Released On The Fa’s Official Website:

The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce the resignation of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of Association.

Mr. Nyantakyi made this decision after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association on Friday afternoon.

“After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”.

“It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committeed a series of errors of indiscretion. 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.”

“I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and

Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.”

“I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.”

“I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video”, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday.

The GFA will soon announce further developments on this situation.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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