Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed taking money and putting it into a bag. Credit/BBC

Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed taking money and putting it into a bag. Credit/BBC

Corruption: FIFA bans Ghanaian football boss, Nyantakyi for life

World football body, FIFA has banned former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules.

Nyantakyi, one of African football’s most powerful figures, also broke conflict of interest rules, football governing, FIFA has said.

The BBC reports that the body launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter.

FIFA also fined Nyantakyi, who was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a member of the FIFA Council, $495,000.

He has said the footage had been doctored to falsely incriminate him

 

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