Kwesi Nyantakyi’s provisional suspension has been extended by 45 days, FIFA announced Wednesday.
The former Ghana Football Association president who was also a member of the FIFA Council is almost completing a 90-day provisional suspension slapped on him on June 8.
A FIFA statement reads:
“On 8 June 2018, the chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days. Today, the chairperson has decided to extend this provisional suspension for an additional period of 45 days. During this time, Mr Nyantakyi will continue to be banned from all football-related activities at both national and international level. The extension of the ban will commence on
6 September 2018.
“This decision was taken at the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 85 par. 1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”
Kwesi Nyantakyi was indicted in an investigative video by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas who petitioned the world football governing body to sanction him from all of its activities.
Over 70 professional referees and officials of the GFA were caught on tape receiving bribes to rig games and influence the selection of players into the Ghana national teams.
Nyantakyi also got himself involved in a dubious sponsorship deal with supposed investors and demanded close to $15 million to grease the palms of senior government officials to court favours for the sponsors against the code of the GFA, Caf and Fifa.
He was also recorded proposing to set up a personal agency to receive between 20-25% commission on a supposed $15 million sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.