Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi Resigns

Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi ResignsPhoto Credit: Getty Images

Disgraced Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his position as the head of the FA.

Nyantakyi, who has also been provisionally suspended for 90 days by Football’s world governing body, FIFA, was captured on video allegedly receiving kickbacks, in an undercover investigation.


As a result, the Ghana government announced the dissolution of the country’s FA on Thursday.


In a statement penned by Nyantakyi and published by the GFA, the embattled football administrator made this decision “after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association.”


“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 wrong doing for issues on the video.”



The Ghana football was a member of FIFA’s decision-making Council.

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