Former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has indicated his to decision to appeal the Fifa life ban and CHF 500,000 fine handed him to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
The world football governing body imposed the sanctions on its former Council member and 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Tuesday.
In a press release, Nyantakyi described the Fifa Ethics Adjudicatory Committee decision “unfair, harsh and unwarranted”, while vowing that “it is important I establish the facts with the sole aim of clearing my name.”
Nyantakyi was found guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest) art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the Fifa Code of Ethics, 2012 edition for his conduct in the Anas exposé.
Read Kwesi Nyantakyi’s statement in full:
PRESS RELEASE: Kwesi Nyantakyi heads to CAS to appeal FIFA ban
I wish to express my shock and deep sadness after receiving the decision from the FIFA Ethics Adjudicatory Committee on Tuesday.
My legal advisors are under my instructions to urgently appeal the decision as I think it was unfair, harsh and unwarranted.
I will use all the legal channels available to seek redress and establish the facts I presented to the committee.
Even though I have already resigned from all my football positions, it is important I establish the facts with the sole aim of clearing my name.
At this moment I am unable to provide any further details as my lawyers are reviewing the facts for appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the people of Ghana, Africa and indeed across the globe for the overwhelming support and outpouring of sympathy.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi