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GHANA: Government Dissolve Football Association To Investigate Bribery Allegations

By Published June 07, 2018

The Ghanaian government has decided to dissolve the country’s football association following the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ damning exposé of bribery in Ghana football Association (GFA).

In a statement signed by Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, government is  “shocked and outraged” by the contents of the exposé, which was premiered at the AICC to members of the public on Wednesday.

“Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, Government has decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved. Government will shortly thereafter, announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country, until a new body is duly formed,” the statement said.

Ghana's Fifa Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi, the second most powerful man in African football, was caught on camera taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.

Sports Minister Isaac Asiama said the association had been "dissolved with immediate effect".

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