The Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA has struck the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi with its hot rod over the recent controversies surround the Ghana Football Expose.
The embittered Kwesi Nyantakyi is banned for the next 90 days for his ungodly activities of money extortion as exposed by the investigative journalist Anas in his video dubbed number 12.
He was seen on tape taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.
The decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to article 83 paragraph 1 and article 84 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
Article 83 (1) states: “At the request of the chairman of the investigatory chamber or the chief of the investigation, the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber may take provisional measures (e.g. provisional sanctions) if a breach of the Code of Ethics appears to have been committed and a decision on the main issue may not be taken early enough. The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber may also issue provisional measures for preventing interference with the establishment of the truth.”
Similarly, FIFA’s Article 84 (2) states that: The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber may make his decision on the basis of the case files available to him, without hearing the parties, in which case the parties shall be summoned to a hearing or invited to submit written statements after the decision has been issued. After hearing the parties, the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber shall confirm, revoke or amend his decision.”
Correspondents say that had the fictitious deal gone ahead, he could potentially have made $4.5m from the diversion of funds.