Ghana’s Football Association dissolved

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BBC reports that Ghana has dissolved its national football association after its president was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift”.

Sports Minister Isaac Asiama said the association had been “dissolved with immediate effect”, GhanaWeb reported.

Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Ghana’s information minister, said the government had “decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA (Ghana Football Association) dissolved”, citing the “widespread nature of the apparent rot”.

He said interim measures to govern Ghanaian football would be announced soon, pending the formation of a new association.

An undercover reporter was pretending to be a businessman from a Middle Eastern company wanting to invest in Ghanaian football.

The filmmaker’s team had invited Mr Nyantakyi to a luxury hotel in the Middle East with the promise of a meeting with a wealthy businessman interested in a sponsorship deal with the GFA.

Mr Nyantakyi went on to both negotiate and write up the sponsorship deal on behalf of the GFA, which could have allowed a cut to go to a company he owned.

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