Popular Ghanaian rapper, M.anifest, known in real life as Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, has indicated that former GFA president, Kwasi Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban by FIFA did not come as a shock to him.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com, M.anifest made the comment while speaking in an interview on Accra-based Starr FM with Giovanni Caleb.
“We all need redemption but everybody must be responsible for his actions,” M.anifest told the Starr Drive host.
“I am not surprised by the ban,” M.anifest added as he indicated that the level of corruption exposed was quite overwhelming.
M.anifest was part of the many Ghanaians who had the opportunity to watch Anas Aremeyaw Anas' investigative piece titled 'Number 12' which sought to expose bribery and corruption in football administration.
The 'Nowhere Cool' singer indicated the level of corruption unearthed in the investigative video deserved no less a punishment than the lifetime ban handed down to the former GFA boss by FIFA.
Not too long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee banned Mr Nyantakyi, for life over evidence presented to them from the 'Number 12' documentary.
According to FIFA, Mr Nyantakyi's ban excluded him from all football activities at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other). The ban came into force immediately the statement was released.
Mr Nyantakyi was also fined approximately $500,000. It has been reported that failure on his part to pay the fine would leave FIFA no choice than to take the money from the GFA.
Meanwhile, Nyantakyi has served notice indicating that he was going to appeal against the lifetime ban handed to him by the world football governing body.
In a press release dated Wednesday, October 31, 2018, he stated “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”.
In a related development, government has revealed that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has concluded investigations on the former GFA boss.
This follows reports that sought to indicate that the Attorney General's office said it did not have enough evidence to prosecute Mr Nyantakyi over his involvement in alleged acts of bribery as captured in Anas' video.
The former GFA chief recently celebrated his birthday and was seen in a photo cutting a cake which had the inscription "His Excellency" written on it.
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