Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi is lacing his boots to appeal against his lifetime ban handed to him by FIFA.
FIFA, the world football governing body handed a life ban to Mr. Nyantakyi on Tuesday, following investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s expose dubbed ‘Number 12’ which captured Mr Nyantakyi engaging in corrupt activities.
Few months after the documentary, the adjudicating chamber of FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee found him guilty of multiple ethical violations, including Conflict of Interest, Bribery and Commission.
Mr. Nyantakyi was also fined 500,000 Swiss Francs (over GHS2.4million).
But the former Vice President of CAF has since contested the ruling of FIFA, saying it was “unfair, harsh and unwarranted.”
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