Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

"As a result, the premises and offices of the GFA have been sealed off and remain inaccessible to the staff of GFA and the public until further notice", the statement said.

In When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm aired by BBC's Africa News, the journalist exposes some of Ghana's football insiders, releasing footage of officials and referees accepting cash bribes before games, which is explicitly against both FIFA and Ghana Football Association's (GFA) rules.

Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

"Every football activity in Ghana has been suspended indefinitely".

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah told KweséESPN that the dissolution means all football activity is on hold in the country.

Ghana, who have played at three previous World Cups, missed out on the this year's tournament which starts in Russian Federation on June 14.


Any FIFA ban could also affect the under-17 women's team, who are preparing for the U-17 World Cup; top club Aduana Stars, who are participating the CAF Confederation Cup; and the men's national team, who are due to play in three African Cup of Nations qualifiers later this year.

He is already facing investigations from the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service after President Akufo-Addo filed a complaint after watching excerpts of Anas' video that the embattled FA President was using his name to lure foreign investors.

A statement published by the GFA confirmed that the FIFA Council Member, who had earlier in the day been banned by FIFA from all football related activity for a provisional period of 90 days, made this decision after an Executive Committee meeting on Friday.

Nyanyakyi's resignation means the Ghana Football Association are now without a president and a vice president after George Afriyie was sacked from his post a month ago.

Hundreds of Ghanaians on Wednesday trooped to Accra to watch alleged acts of bribery involving soccer officials, including the head of the country's football association, captured on video demanding kickbacks.

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