Soccer-Former Ghana FA president Nyantakyi banned for life by FIFA


The logo of FIFA is seen in front of its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA handed a life ban from all football activities to former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi for various violations of their ethics code, including bribery and corruption.

Nyantakyi, a former member of FIFA’s General Council, was found guilty after being filmed by an investigative journalist in a hotel room appearing to take a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league.

He was also fined 500,000 Swiss Francs ($498,000), FIFA said on Tuesday.

($1 = 1.0048 Swiss francs)

Reporting By Nick Said, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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Publish date : 2018-10-31 07:55:17

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