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Ghana football chief resigns after corruption suspension

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 23, 2014 President of The Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi answers questions during a press conference in Maceio during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
An explosive documentary has rocked Ghana’s football association, showing executives including the organisation’s head allegedly proposing bribes worth millions of euros. Nyantakyi was caught suggesting lucrative deals to undercover journalists posing as “investors” in the film “Number 12”, which was shown pn June 6, 2018 at a preview attended by diplomats and politicians in the capital Accra.

Ghanian Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned on Friday just hours after world football governing body FIFA hit him with a 90-day suspension over corruption claims.

In a statement carried on the GFA website, Nyantakyi apologised “unreservedly” for “a series of errors of indiscretion” after FIFA launched an ethics investigation into his activities.

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