Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as Ghana FA President after bribery exposé

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GFA president Nyantakyi is also seen on video negotiating for a 25 percent cut of a sponsorship deal meant for the federation to be diverted to a company he owns.

"I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon".

"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". The Ghana Football Association issued a statement last month backing their president and saying he was innocent until proven guilty. Nyantakyi also has a role within FIFA's council, who are believed to be monitoring the situation. However, parts of its rules is that governments should not interfere in football administration.

According to a statement signed by the country's Information Minister, Mustapha Amid, the government expressed indignation at the contents of Anas' video.

He also apparently tried to profit personally from a $5 million-a-year, five-year sponsorship deal with the GFA in what the expose said was a "clear breach" of ethics.

"Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, government has chose to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved".

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Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

In the two-hour documentary - "When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm", released on Wednesday - several Ghanaian referees and appointing officials are shown allegedly accepting cash gifts in exchange for fixing games in the Ghana Premier League, including one between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, and cup competitions at various levels of the game.

A police vehicle is pictured at the premises of Ghana Football Association in Accra.

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"I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them".

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