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Today in history: Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as GFA boss
Today in history: Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as GFA boss

Today in history: Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as GFA boss

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Arguably one of the best individuals to have occupied the presidency of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi on this day two years ago resigned from his post following the airing of Anas number 12 exposé.

This was after a 90-days ban by world football governing body FIFA over the alleged incidence of bribery caught on camera by the Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger PI investigations aimed at uncovering rots in the Ghana football.

The former GFA boss after a meeting with his Executive council on June 8, 2018, immediately announced his resignation from the position.

“After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”

“It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committed 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 is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video”,  Nyantakyi said in a statement via the General Secretary of the GFA.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was the first vice president of the Confederation of African Football as well as FIFA executive council member prior to the airing of the famous Anas number 12 documentary.


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