Kwesi Nyantakyi Resigns as GFA Boss | Apologizes to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, Others

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Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his post as the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

His decision comes after he was caught on camera in an alleged acts of bribery, corruption, and others in Anas‘ investigative piece known as ‘Number 12’.

In a statement copied to the General Secretary of the country’s football governing body, Mr Nyantakyi noted his action is “stemmed of the controversies generated by the investigative report by Tiger Eye P.I.

He also apologised to the president of the Republic of Ghana H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, H.E. Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, Ministers and Deputy Ministers for associating them with the private conversation.

Read his full statement below:

“After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”.

“It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committed a series of errors of indiscretion. I gravely associated the highest office of the land –the presidency- with private discussions I had with “Scammers” who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country.”

“I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.”

“I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.”

“I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them.This by no means is an admission of any other alleged wrong doing in the video.”

In a related development, the organisation has postponed all football matches until further notice.


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