Ghana FA president resigns following corruption scandal
The Ghanaian Football Association have announced that Kwesi Nyantakyi has stepped down as the president of the Ghanaian football governing body.
The Ghanaian government had dissolved its national football association following a video surfacing of Ghanaian officials accepting bribes before matches.
“After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association,” Nyantakyi said in a statement published on Ghana FA website.
“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 by no means is an admission of any other alleged wrong doing in the video.”
As a consequence for FIFA’s decision, Ghana won’t be allowed to host the women’s AFCON which was scheduled later this year.
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