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Embattled ex-Ghana football boss banned for life by FIFA

Embattled ex-Ghana football boss banned for life by FIFA

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<p><span class="caps">FIFA</span> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>He was also fined 500,000 Swiss Francs ($498,000), <span class="caps">FIFA</span> said on Tuesday.</p> <p>($1 = 1.0048 Swiss francs)</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fafricanews.channel%2Fposts%2F1864524050278100&width=500" width="500" height="525" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></em></strong></p>
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