Ghanaians shocked by alleged soccer bribery documentary

Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

FIFA responded earlier on Friday by banning Nyantakyi from "all football-related activity" for 90 days pending an investigation with a possible further suspension of up to 45 days.

"The documentary exposes the gross malfunction of the Ghana Football Association, characterized by widespread fraud, corruption, and bribery", read the statement, which was signed by Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid. The Ghana Football Association issued a statement last month backing their president and saying he was innocent until proven guilty.

This action follows after Anas released the investigative documentary, titled 'Number 12: on Wednesday showing over 70 referees and other football officials taking bribes before games with the intention of manipulating the outcomes of the games and selections.

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"Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, NSA [National Sports Authority] officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, government has chose to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved", he said.

Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo has called for criminal investigations against Nyantakyi.

"Government will soon announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country until a new body is duly formed". He is considered the second most powerful person in Ghanaian football.

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Under his tenure, the FIFA Executive member succeeded in qualifying Ghana for unprecedented three successive World Cup Finals in 2006 (Germany), 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 in Brazil.

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.

Nyantakyi, who is vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and also a member of the Fifa Council, was filmed in a luxury hotel in the Middle East, where he was made to believe he was meeting a wealthy businessman.

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