Kwesi Nyantakyi, GFA President
Former Ghanaian FA chairman, Kwesi Nyantakyi has headed to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to challenge his lifetime ban by the World Football governing body FIFA, insisting he must clear his name from all allegations, reports.
Nwantakyi was banned for life from all football-related activities following the investigations by FIFA’s ethics committee which found him guilty of violating Art. 19 (Conflicts of Interest), Art. 21 (Bribery and Corruption) and Art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.
The former 1st Vice President of CAF released a statement afterwards thanking the people of Ghana for their continuous support during his trying times.
“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,” Nyantakyi concluded.