Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a "cash gift".
Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover
reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian
football. He has not commented on the allegations.
Sports Minister Isaac Asiama said the association had been "dissolved with immediate effect".
Abdul-Hamid, Ghana's information minister, said the government had
"decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA (Ghana Football
Association) dissolved", citing the "widespread nature of the apparent
He said interim measures to govern Ghanaian football
would be announced soon, pending the formation of a new association. The
GFA said in a statement that it would co-operate with any
Nyantakyi is vice president of the
Confederation of African Football and also a member of the Fifa Council,
effectively the board that runs world football. Since taking charge of
the GFA, he has made anti-corruption a major part of his message.
However, the undercover film shows him apparently placing the $65,000
"shopping money" into a black plastic bag.
Ghana dissolves its National football association amid corruption claims
Friday, 8 June 2018