Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as Ghana FA President after bribery exposé

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The minister said, "The documentary exposes the gross malfunctioning of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), characterized by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery".

Ghana has dissolved its football association following a BBC "Africa Eye" documentary exposing corrupt football officials in West Africa.

Ghana has made a decision to dissolve its national football association a day after officials, including the body's president, were shown in a documentary taking kickbacks.

"... I think that the GFA presidency has nothing to do with particularly most of the revelations, I don't think that as GFA President we can say that he [Kwasi Nyantakyi] took monies to compromise the FA".

"I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them".

Specifically, Nyantakyi requested $5 million for Akufo-Addo, $3 million for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, $2 million for the roads minister, $1 million for a deputy roads minister and another $1 million for him and one of his aides.

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The football chief said "scammers" had "deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country". I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.

On Thursday, the government of Ghana began action to dissolve the GFA "as a result of the pervasive nature of the rot within the GFA".

Kwesi Nyantakyi, who is also a member of the FIFA Council, was seen in a hotel room taking a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league for up to $15 million over three years.

Nyantakyi was accused in an explosive documentary called "Number 12", aired on Wednesday by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, of soliciting bribes amounting to several million dollars.

I am yet to recover from the shock - It's a sad day for Ghana football and I believe there's an urgent need to clean up our football administration.

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