General News of Fri, 8 Jun 201819
Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns as GFA President
Ghanaweb.com can confirm that Kwesi Nyantakyi has finally resigned as President of the Ghana Football Association.
The decision to resign was reached after a marathon meeting of the Executive Committee of the FA on Friday June 8.
Nyantakyi's resignation brings to an end his 13-year tenure at the helm of Ghana football.
His resignation as FA President comes hours after he was provisionally banned for 90 days by FIFA pending investigations into allegations that he received bribes or and gifts- something which is against the code of ethics of his high office.
Nyantakyi is also expected to step down as CAF first Vice President and FIFA Executive Council Member. He was also the President of WAFU Zone B.
“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.
Below is the statement sent by Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi: