FORMER GHANA FOOTBALL CHIEF RESIGNS FROM POSITIONS WITH FIFA, CAF
ACCRA– Kwesi Nyantakyi, the former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has resigned from the West Africa Football Union (WAFU), the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), pending the outcome of investigations for fraud against him.
Ghanaian investigative journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas in a documentary aired last week, caught Nyantakyi on camera engaging in some shady deals with some potential investors and sponsors of the Ghana Premier League. Aremeyaw Anas and the Tiger Eye PI undercover team have since reported Nyantakyi to both FIFA and the CAF respectively.
Nyantakyi, who has been banned by FIFA from all football-related activities for 90 days, has communicated his decision to resign to both FIFA and the CAF, which prompted CAF President Ahmad Ahmad to announce at the on-going FIFA Congress in Moscow that the African governing body would hold an extraordinary congress on h Sept 30 in Egypt.
Nyantakyi, who was appointed GFA President in 2005, has seen the Ghana senior national team, the Black Stars, make three consecutive appearances at the World Cup — in Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 — while their female counterparts, the Black Satellites, won the African U-20 cup in 2009 and went further to win the U-20 Women’s World Cup the same year.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK