Fifa extends Kwesi Nyantakyi suspension by 45 days

Fifa extends Kwesi Nyantakyi suspension by 45 days

- Fifa has extended the ban of former GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi by an additional 45 days

- He was initially suspended on 8 June for 90 days by the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa's the Ethics Committee

Former Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been provisionally suspended for an additional 45 days.

According to a statement issued by Fifa's chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Mr Nyantakyi will continue to be banned from all football-related activities at both national and international levels.

The extension of the ban will commence on September 6, 2018.

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Mr. Nyantakyi in June resigned after he was suspended by Fifa for possible ethics violations having been accused of taking kickbacks.

Fifa's ethics committee are carrying out a formal investigation into Nyantakyi after he was filmed apparently accepting a "cash gift".

He was filmed in undercover investigation by controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.

Soon after the ban on June 8 Nyantakyi resigned from the posts he had held with football's world governing body, Fifa, and the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

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He left his role on the Fifa Council and stepped aside from his roles with Caf including as 1st vice-president, the most senior figure at the confederation after its president, Ahmad.

As well as the Fifa suspension Nyantakyi also resigned as president of the GFA on 8 June following an executive committee meeting.

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