FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi is banned from soccer while under investigation for taking cash gifts in a Ghanaian media undercover sting.
FIFA says its ethics committee provisionally suspended Nyantakyi for 90 days, and can add 45 days more.
Nyantakyi, vice president of the Confederation of African Football, is barred from attending a FIFA Council meeting on Sunday in Moscow, and the 2026 World Cup hosting vote three days later.
As expected Fifa react.— Gary = (@garyalsmith) June 8, 2018
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi banned from all football activities for 90 days so investigations into the events seen in the #Number12 documentary can be done. pic.twitter.com/pHSoAxxmzN
Let’s not forget that the GFA does not have a sitting Vice-President. So who runs the FA now that Nyantakyi has been banned for 90 days?— Nathan Quao (@nathan_quao) June 8, 2018
A television documentary this week showed Nyantakyi taking $65,000 in cash from undercover reporters posing as businessmen to secure favor with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo and other government officials.
Ghana has said it will dissolve its national football association after Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”.
He was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.
He has not commented on the allegations.
The provisional suspension comes into force “immediately” and can be extended by 45 days, Fifa said in a statement.
Fifa could in theory ban Ghana from international competition if they deem the move to dissolve the GFA to be political interference.
So why did Nyantakyi wait to be banned before resigning?— Jeffrey O Sarpong (@OJSarpong) June 8, 2018
#AnasExposé— Godfred Nana Owusu (@godey_gh) June 8, 2018
Swift FIFA action. I beg ooo, is Kwesi Nyantakyi also banned from watching football too ??? Sɛ mose all football activities. ???#Number12 #Anas #KwesiNyantakyi #TV3 #FIFA pic.twitter.com/TYjfha3NFu
There’s a GFA Exco meeting on-going now. Nyantakyi is chairing the meeting. He has been banned while meeting is on-going. If he sent appoint a vice b4 the ban, now he can’t or there will be legal issues. Also, he should be made to leave the meeting NOW as he’s BANNED!— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo) June 8, 2018