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Stay off GFA headquarters - Police warns

The Police has called on the public and football administrators to stay away from the premises of the Ghana Football Association’s secretariat because it is a crime scene.

A statement issued by the Police Friday evening said the secretariat has been sealed off because of the ongoing investigations following disclosures of wrongdoing by football officials exposed by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

“As a result the premises and offices of the GFA have been sealed off and remain inaccessible to staff of GFA and the public until further notice,” the statement signed by Director of Public Affairs of the Police DSP Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman said.

It came few hours after President of the FA Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned following his alleged misconduct captured in the Anas video.

“After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”.

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“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.

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