- Anas has reacted to Kwesi Nyantakyi's lifetime ban
- According to Anas, it is not true that Nyantakyi's lifetime ban has been reduced to 12 years
- The undercover journalist was behind the number 12 video which caught many football officials taking bribe
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Renowned investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has reacted to Kwesi Nyantakyi's lifetime ban.
The celebrated undercover journalist has set the record straight following news that Nyantakyi's lifetime ban in football has been reduced to 12 years.
In speaking on the viral news, Anas took to Facebook to share an email he sent to FIFA regarding the said news.
However, FIFA's response to Anas showed that the news that went viral relating to Nyantakyi's ban is false.
In 2018, the world football governing body, FIFA banned Nyantakyi for life following his involvement in alleged acts of bribery.
This was against bribery and corruption rules. According to FIFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi also broke conflict of interest rules which added more years to his ban.
Aside the ban, the former Ghana Football Association president was fined 500,000 Swiss Francs or the equivalent of £390,000.
Nyantakyi was videoed in an undercover investigation carried out by Anas taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter who posed as a football investor.
As a result, he was called out and made to face the consequences of his actions.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo Addo has approved an amount of 45,000 USD to be paid to Ghana’s first ever world boxing champion, David Kotei, popularly known as D.K Poison.
This comes in the wake of a petition D.K Poison and his lawyers sent to the Presidency in September 2019 asking that he be paid the amount of 45,000 USD which he loaned to the state of Ghana over four decades ago.
Having won his second title defense against Shigefumi Fukuyama in Japan in 1976, D.K Poison was asked by the then Military government led by General Kutu Acheampong to loan his fight purse to the state to enable it purchase mackerel during an economic crisis period.
According to the boxing legend he was only handed 34,000 USD out of his total fight purse of 75,000 USD.
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