Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as Ghana FA president after public pressure

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The football association chief has finally bowed to pressure from the public after being caught in a scandal

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has finally tendered his resignation from office on Friday after being caught in a bribery scandal.

The 49-year-old took $65,000 to influence decisions involving setting up an oil company by an Arabian businessmen who were later found out to be undercover journalists.

Although, he was reluctant to resign, he later took the decision after he was banned by Fifa.

“Ghana Football Association wishes to announce the resignation of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of Association,”aa GFAsstatement said.

“Mr. Nyantakyi made this decision after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association on Friday afternoon. 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”, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday.

The GFA will soon announce further developments on this situation.

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