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    • He also claimed that budgets for Black Stars matches were also regularly inflated with $10,000 as the cost for medical supplies...

    Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has disclosed that Ghana Football Association President (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi was to be arrested by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) on January 11, 2017, for alleged acts of corruption.

    • On average, a candidate needed to raise about GH¢389,803 or approximately $85,000 to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary elections.

    Written By Caroline Boateng - The former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, in the undercover recording by Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI and the BBC, told the world that the President is broke.

    • The 18-year striker joins a list of quality players including Abednego Tetteh and Nigerian, ...

    Ghana Premier League side, Accra Hearts of Oak, has announced the signing of teenage striker, Isaac Mensah, from Division One side Nkoranza Warriors.

    • "Let me also confirm that there was a demand on me through a third party to part with $150k for Anas to drop the videos on me. I didn’t have the said amount of money to meet his demand," Nyantakyi wrote in the statement.

    Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has responded to the Anas exposé and stated he was asked to pay $150,000 to cancel screening of the documentary.
    In a press statement, vowing to fight corruption allegations against him following the investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Mr Nyantakyi explained what he said was his side of the story in the matter that resulted in his suspension from the world football governing body, FIFA.

    • I saw the joy on your face, when you received the WAFU Cup, which was won by our gallant local based footballers, when Ghana hosted the tournament in 2017.

    Dear President,

    On 6th June, 2018, Investigative Journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, made public an exposé that showed several members of the Football Association and referees allegedly collecting bribes on tape. Your Government in your own wisdom, was compelled to suspend all activities of the Ghana Football Association, as well as barring its officials from undertaking any duty at the Football Association to enable further investigation into the matter.

    • However, Tiger Eye PI in a reaction said the claim that a third party made a demand of $150,000 for Anas is "a complete fabrication, a figment of Mr Nyantakyi's imagination and has no merit".

    Tiger Eye PI, the investigative agency of controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has accused the embattled former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi of clutching at straws when he accuses them of blackmail in the production of a documentary on corruption in Ghanaian football.

    • The documentary resulted in the resignation of former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi.

    The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Ethics Committee has received the raw footage of the "Number 12 exposé" - a documentary that exposed alleged bribery and corruption in African football which was produced by the investigative firm of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

    • An investigative sting operation is said to have captured Nyantakyi on video entering into sponsorship deals with some investors who ended up being undercover agents for Anas.

    The ace international investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has decided to report an alleged misconduct by the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, to world football’s governing body, FIFA.

    • In the documentary, Ghana’s FA Boss, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi is shown collecting an amount of $65,000 from 'investors' to influence various decisions.

    The Ghana Football Association has been dissolved by President Akufo-Addo until further notice.

    • On June 6, Anas premiered his latest documentary which sought to expose massive corruption in Ghana football. Then GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, other FA officials and many referees were captured in the documentary receiving money as cash gifts and...

    Four leading officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) who were captured in the #Number12 exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, have been formally charged with money laundering and racketeering by the police.

    • Mr Butler - the President and Board Chairman of Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs - and Dr Nduom will represent the 16 Ghana Premier League clubs during the meeting.

    Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) chairman Nana Sam Brew Butler and owner of Elmina Sharks FC, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, have been included in Ghana’s delegation to meet with world football governing body, FIFA, as part of efforts to put in place interim measures to allow the continuation of football in the country.

    • If we are no longer outraged by such open acts of dishonesty and corruption and take actions which signal our disgust, then maybe we all have become immune to sin and its effects.

    Greed is the purest emotion — Junk bond trader Ivan Boesky

    • Meanwhile, the ethics committee of the world’s football governing body, FIFA, has slapped him with an immediate 90-day provisional ban from all football activities.

    Embattled Ghana Football Association president, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has tendered in his resignation from the post.

  • The World soccer governing body - FIFA - has appointed GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi as a member of the board to steer the affairs of its newly established foundation, the FIFA Foundation.

    • He was filmed in the undercover investigation by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.

    FIFA's adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi for life from all football-related activities with immediate effect.

  • FIFA have cleared Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi to contest for the World Football governing body’s upcoming Executive Council election scheduled for March 16 in Addis Ababa.

    • Award-winning Songo hosts a syndicated TV show on Adom FM, Asempa FM, Adom TV and other affiliates across the country.

    Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has suggested that radio broadcaster Patrick Osei Agyemang alias Countryman Songo is a liability to media firm Multimedia Ghana Limited and has advised the company to sack him.

  • The President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has debunked rumours that members of the football association influence the selection of players into the national team.

    • The Attorney General has since the airing of the Anas Expose, being involved in the process of dissolving the GFA.

    Madam Constance Takyi, Public Relations Officer of the Registrar of General Department, has said, they are yet to receive any official documentation that grants them the mandate to initiate the process of liquidating, which also involves the control of assets owned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

    • The GFA in a statement assured that there will be no attempt of a cover-up or shield any of our members caught in alleged acts of corruption.

    The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has asked Tiger Eye PI, the investigative agency of journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to provide them with a copy of his #Number12 documentary which exposes alleged acts of corruption in Ghana football.

    • Fair play in competitive football is the needed hallmark or yardstick for all tournaments, whether at the sub-district, regional, national or international level.

    Written By Dr. Kofi Amponsah-Bediako During the meeting in Accra last week between government and a three-man FIFA delegation a number of decisions were taken.

  • Government to Take Steps to Dissolve the Ghana Football Association

    • The government on Tuesday filed a petition at the High Court for the dissolution of the GFA. Government is praying the court to make the Registrar General's Department, the legal liquidator of the process to bring the GFA's existence to an end.

    The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo has announced government's plans to liquidate the Ghana Football Association (GFA) because the association in its current state is not fit for the purpose for which it was established.

    • Mr. Grant’s departure comes on the heels of a dismal opening day performance from his team that ...

    Ghana Premier League club, Accra Hearts of Oak, have parted ways with First Team Head Coach and Director of Football Operations, Mr. Kim Grant.

    • For, while the emotional nerves of the majority of the nation have welcomed and embraced the audiovisuals as the ultimate job to redeem Ghana football from the so-called tyranny of Kwesi Nyantakyi's hold, dissenting opinions against Anas's methods,...

    Written By Michael Quaye - In the wake of Anas Aremeyaw Anas's almost peerless forays into what is done and kept in secret, it may seem almost unwise to court his attention, and risk what some lawyers and critics of his methods have called ‘entrapment'.

    • "My legal advisors are under my instructions to urgently appeal the decision as I think it was unfair, harsh and unwarranted.

    Embattled former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has signalled his intent to appeal a lifetime ban from all football activities.

    • "It is time for us to ignite passion and create wealth for everybody," Kurt told the football fraternity.

    Newly elected President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt E.S. Okraku has rallied stakeholders of Ghana football to join hands with him and his team to change the fortunes of Ghana Football.

    • His confirmation came via a 96.9% yes approval (93 votes) at the GFA congress in Accra on Friday.

    Mr. Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, Chief Executive Officer of Dreams FC has been elected the new President of the Ghana Football Association.

  • Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been confirmed as the first Vice president of the Confederation of African Football.

    • He stated that a recent survey conducted for the top twenty clubs in Africa did not include Ghana’s top traditional clubs: Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak. According to him, this shows that Ghana football is collapsing.

    Kumawood comedian and actor, Akwesi Boadi, known in the movie industry as Akrobeto, has added his voice to that of a section of Ghanaians calling on the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, to relinquish his seat.

    • Mr Seidu said this yesterday when he urged the court to grant his client bail, arguing that the former GFA boss and Mr Alhassan were known both locally and internationally.

    Mr Douglas Seidu, the counsel for Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, a former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and another person, charged with conspiracy to commit crime and fraud, yesterday told the Accra High Court that his client did not demand for $65,000 from Tiger Eye PI as the state has alleged.

    • On several occasions, people, complete strangers appeared in my office to offer me big envelopes, for what they never said. I turned down these offers. Looking back with hindsight, it is obvious to me now that I was being set up for disgrace. I turned down these envelopes.

    Written By Zaya Yeebo - When I watch the current pantomime about the Anas video, I ask myself, have we not  been there before? Are we so forgetful?

    • Mr Nyantakyi is alleged to have used the name of the President and Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia to solicit millions of dollars in bribe, prompting the report to the police for investigations.

    The hastily organised press conference at which a Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor announced the president had reported the GFA President to the police, breached a confidentiality agreement with journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

    • We pamper crime in Ghana. We extol thievery. We worship criminals who dupe the land and we seem not to have serious corruption fighting legislations.

    After Nyantakyi's suspension by FIFA, some Ghanaians have argued that the sentence is rather too harsh and that FIFA didn't temper justice with mercy. Was FIFA really harsh towards Nyantakyi? I don't think so.

    • The film-makers offered money to more than 100 mostly west African football officials, including a Kenyan referee due to officiate at this month’s World Cup. Only three declined.

    “For shopping,” says a man, laying $65,000 on a table. “Thank you,” says Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association, scooping it into a plastic bag.

    • The move suggests that this government is not interested in working hard to justify the overwhelming faith and trust reposed in it by the public. Instead, its preoccupation is to employ propaganda and obfuscating tactics to shape public discourse.

    Each time the Akufo-Addo administration is faced with unfavourable news - usually over corruption, bad deals or something more nefarious - the government finds a way to change the subject of discussion. They do this either by leaking damaging information about the opposition or pulling off some crazy stunt.

  • Written By Godsway Glah - Since the end of the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations Cup ( AFCON), the Kwesi Nyantakyi GFA has been put on the front-burner in most media criticisms. The tournament was won by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun, with our Black Stars in the fourth position among 16 national clubs.

    • I have revealed in an earlier article some years ago that I stopped refereeing the very day a top club official brought money to my office. This club official is still active in football. What worried me most was that he got to know of my appointment even before it was conveyed to me.

    Written By Godsway Glah -The exposé and revelations made in the Anas video about referees, match commissioners and other match officials are important and useful lessons to Ghana football especially the manner in which the game is organized and played.

    • FIFA upon consultation with the GoG and CAF shall establish a normalization committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association;

    A delegation of the Government of Ghana (GoG) led by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah (MP), today met with a delegation of FIFA officials, led by the president of FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino.

    • He was taken to the CID headquarters to respond to a complaint lodged against him by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that, he [Nyantakyi] used his [Akufo-Addo] name and office fraudulently.

    The police on Wednesday evening smuggled the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi out of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) premises, swerving the 'prying lenses' of the media.

    • The order for his arrest comes on the heels of what several sources have referred to as comments attributed to him in a soon to be aired exposé by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas...

    President Akufo-Addo has reportedly ordered the arrest of the president of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, for alleged influence peddling, this according to several media houses with knowledge of the situation.

  • Press Release: CID Investigating GFA President, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi

    • All Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect.

    The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on June 8, 2018 and decided as follows:


    Press Release: Tiger Eye PI calls out Kwesi Nyantakyi on $150K bribery claim to quash video

    • Press Statement By Kwesi Nyantakyi On The Investigative Report By Anas Aremeyaw Anas And His Tiger Eye PI Team

    Former Ghana Football Association President, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has released a press statement on the investigative report by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled #Number 12 that purportedly showed the former, and several others taking bribes.

    • The acts of the referees depicted in the documentary included allegations of match-fixing and other activities...

    Seventy-four members of the Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) have been temporarily suspended by the Association, following their implication in match-fixing scandals, in the wake of the documentary by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, titled #Number12.

    • The question is: If you have a clear conscience that you really worked for such money, why should anybody run away from the day of accountability or refuse to disclose figures publicly or in-camera?

    Written By Ebo Kwaitoo - I sometimes feel that the over three months that I spent to cover the proceedings of the Dzamefe Presidential Commission for the Brazil 2014 World Cup saga was a waste of time. But I usually take consolation from the deep revelations that came out of both the public and in-camera sittings.

    • FIFA is expected to listen to the views of government on the attempted dissolution led by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Madam Gloria Akuffo, whilst Mr. Addo would also make a presentation on the position of the GFA.

    A three member delegation is to travel to Switzerland to meet the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) officials over the recent attempt by the government to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA), after the controversial Anas Expose, which highlighted on corrupt practices within the local football controlling body.

  • Football's world governing body, FIFA, has given the government of Ghana an August 27 ultimatum to withdraw its application to the High Court to commence liquidation process of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) or risk Ghana being banned from all football-related activities.

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