Ghana Football Association dissolved amid corruption allegations

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According to a press release from the world football governing body on Friday, Nyantakyi's ban bars him from all football-related activities at both national and global level.

The Ghana Football Association is being disbanded following the information brought forward by Anas Aremeyaw Anas' When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm, reportsBBC Africa.

I have made a decision to resign as the Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association and an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association.

Mr Nyantakyi has not replied to multiple requests for comment while the GFA has said it would cooperate with any investigation.

"I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them". Nyantakyi also has a role within FIFA's council, who are believed to be monitoring the situation.

Nyantakyi, who is also a member of the Federation Internationale de Football Association council, was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter, who posed as a business man.

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What began on Thursday morning as protection from a possible violent reaction from the public to an investigative documentary on corruption in football has turned into a take over as over 30 armed police officers both plainclothed and uniformed invaded the GFA premises in Accra around 5pm on Friday.

Abdul-Hamid said the government was "shocked and outraged" at the claims, which included referees apparently accepting bribes of at least $100 to throw matches.

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.

The Northern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Abdulai Alhassan, well known as Abu Imoro, has resigned.

Ghana also risk being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote next week, when it had been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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