President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned.
The resignation comes hours after the Federation of International Football Association placed a ban on him from all football activities for the next 90 days pending investigations into alleged corruption and bribery cases as established by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his latest documentary/film #Number12
Mr. Nyantakyi made this decision after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association on Friday afternoon.
In a statement obtained by Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News, Kwesi Nyantakyi apologised to the president of Ghana “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.”
Read the full statement from 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 committeed 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 is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video.”
The Ghana Football Association has since postponed all football matches until further notice.
In effect, the MTN FA Cup Round of 32 matches and the Sanford Women’s FA Cup Round of 16 games will not come off as scheduled.