Jon Benjamin donates 12 cedis to Nyantakyi’s $479,000 FIFA fine

Jon Benjamin donates 12 cedis to Nyantakyi’s $479,000 FIFA fine

- Former UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has donated an amount of 12 cedis to Kwesi Nyantakyi

- Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned by FIFA for life

- The former GFA boss has also been fined a sum of $497,000 by the world football organization

The former UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has ‘donated’ an amount of GH₵12 to embattled former GFA Boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The said donation, according to Jon Benjamin, is to support Nyantakyi in paying the $497,000 fine imposed on him by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) because he had been found guilty.

Jon Benjamin made this revelation in a post he shared on social media.

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He wrote: “Here’s my 12 Cedi contribution to Kwesi Nyantakyi’s CHF 500,000 FIFA fine. Found guilty of corruption and bribery. End of.”

The former UK High Commissioner’s financial contribution to Kwesi Nyantakyi’s being banned for life by FIFA.

He is noted for trolling people who get into trouble, and since Anas' 'Number 12' video was premiered, Jon Benjamin has constantly jabbed Kwesi Nyantakyi on social media.

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According to an earlier report by, Nyantakyi has been banned from all football-related activities at both the national and international level, as explained by a statement from FIFA.

In addition to being banned, Nyantakyi has also been fined to the tune of CHF500,000, equivalent to $497,000, which he must pay to FIFA.

His ban and fine follow the investigative piece by Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas dubbed ‘Number 12’.

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The investigative piece after its premier in June, sparked heated controversy in Ghana, with many people calling for the head of Nyantakyi for being found in a "bad manner".

FIFA has thus ruled that Nyantakyi has been found guilty of the offences he committed in Anas' video, hence his ban.

"The adjudicatory chamber found Mr. Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflict of interests), art.21 (bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (commission) of FIFA Code o Ethics, the 2012 edition."

"As a consequence, Mr. Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports and any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr. Nyantakyi," part of the statement reads.

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Meanwhile, Kwesi Nyantakyi sued Anas for defamation and other damages, and the two are battling out in court.

In a related development, the government of Ghana through the Attorney General, revealed in an earlier report that the state lacked evidence to prosecute Kwesi Nyantakyi.

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