Ghana Football Association dissolved amid corruption allegations

Nyantakyi caught on camera

Nyantakyi caught on camera

Ghana has said it will dissolve its national football association after Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed apparently accepting a "cash gift".

"After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I chose to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA)", he said in a statement.

"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.

One of the harshest offenses shown was carried out by Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of GFA and a Federation Internationale de Football Association council member, who is seen taking $65,000 from Anas' men.

He also boasted of his relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, suggesting the president and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, were susceptible to bribery, and that the two could be influenced with $5 million and $3 million respectively. "Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video", Nyantakyi's statement continued. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.

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He also apologised to his "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" he said.

According to BBC, Nyantakyi wrote a sponsorship deal on behalf of GFA, that would allow part of the money go to a company he owned.

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah told KweséESPN that the dissolution means all football activity is on hold in the country.

Nyanyakyi's resignation means the Ghana Football Association are now without a president and a vice president after George Afriyie was sacked from his post a month ago.

Before the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Nyantakyi was accused of signing a $170,000-deal for Ghana to play in a friendly organised by match fixers.

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