Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

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Fifa has banned the president of Ghana's Football Association (GFA) from football activities for 90 days.

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The two-hour documentary, "When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm", is the work of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Wednesday's public viewing was the first since it was released to the authorities last month.

The investigation, by controversial journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, invited Mr Nyantakyi to a luxury hotel in the Middle East with the promise of meeting a wealthy businessman it said was interested in a sponsorship deal with the GFA. "This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video", the statement said.

Ghana's government on Thursday said the documentary had exposed "gross malfunctioning... characterised by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery" at the GFA.

The Ministry say they have been forced to act "as a result of the pervasive nature of the rot within the GFA" and that they have "taken immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved".

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"Government will soon announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country until a new body is duly formed".

Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aware that it is likely to trigger some sort of action from world football's governing body FIFA, who strictly forbid the interference of government in the national federations.

Ghana's U-20 team also won a historic World Cup under his reign.

Many, after watching the premiere of the investigative piece, called on the football kinpin to resign but Mr. Mornah contends that the call for the resignation of Mr. Nyantakyi is misplaced.

Football is Ghana's national sport and the revelations have sent shockwaves through the country, just under a week before the start of the World Cup finals in Russian Federation, for which they failed to qualify.

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