Ghana Government dissolves Ghana Football Association!

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after many officials of the federation were caught taking bribes from undercover reporters.

Among the officials caught in the bribery acts was the GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who was pictured taking $65,000 from a supposed businessman who wanted to invest in Ghanaian football.

In a documentary dubbed “Number 12: When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm”, investigative reporters led by undercover journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, captured many referees and various football officials taking bribes with promises to carry out different assignments to favor others.

A statement by Ghana’s information minister, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, noted that the Ghana government had “decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA (Ghana Football Association) dissolved”, citing the “widespread nature of the apparent rot”.

He said interim measures to govern Ghanaian football would be announced soon, pending the formation of a new association as the government engages with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and world governing body, FIFA “to chart a way forward for Ghana football”.

All activities of the GFA including the local league were suspended indefinitely following the dissolution of the association by Ghana’s President.

According to the Sports Minister, Isaac Asiama, the dissolution of the league also means “all other activities related to the FA have been suspended until further notice.”
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