What Kwesi Nyantakyi's FIFA ban means

What Kwesi Nyantakyi's FIFA ban means

The week has proved to be a tough one for resigned Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi following the premier of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ exposé on football and corruption.

The CAF first vice president was first subjected to interrogation after news broke that he had used the names of President Akufo-Addo and other top government officials to negotiate deals with supposed investors.

However, the real trouble came when Nyantakyi was captured on camera, in the Anas exposé, receiving money to compromise his position.

What Kwesi Nyantakyi's FIFA ban means
Former GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi. Source: Google Images

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In an investigative piece that implicated 78 referees and match officials in various acts of corruption, the GFA boss was the chief culprit.

The 49-year-old lawyer has subsequently been slapped with a 90-day provisional ban from all football related activities by FIFA – a sanction which has compelled him to resign from his post as GFA president.

Below, we take a look at 7 things that Nyantakyi can no longer do following the ban from FIFA:

1. He can no longer run Wa All Stars

One major blow to Kwesi Nyantakyi following the 90-day FIFA ban is the fact that he will no longer be able to run the affairs of Wa All Stars.

Despite being the owner and bankroller of the one-time Ghana Premier League winners, Nyantakyi can no longer steer the affairs of the club due to his ban.

He will, therefore, have to relinquish his position as Executive Chairman of the club to another person.

2. He can no longer head the GFA

Kwesi Nyantakyi, for the duration of the ban, cannot come near the GFA presidency which he used to occupy.

This is one of the main reasons why he opted to resign earlier on Friday after news of his ban spread through the airwaves.

He will no longer be able to stay or even act as GFA president.

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3. He cannot be CAF vice president anymore

The exposé from Anas has caused Kwesi Nyantaki to lose a lot. One of his biggest losses is the fact that he will no longer be able to occupy the position of CAF first vice president.

The ban means CAF will have to appoint another person to occupy that seat since Nyantakyi will be unavailable for at least the next three months.

4. He can no longer act as FIFA Executive Council Member

Having risen to become FIFA Executive Council Member, Kwesi Nyantakyi is back to square one after he was captured on camera compromising his position.

The resigned GFA boss can no longer be on FIFA’s Executive Council, a body responsible for making decisions for the football fraternity.

5. He can no more act as WAFU Zone B president

Another top position that Kwesi Nyantakyi is set to lose is the WAFU Zone B chairmanship. The embattled football administrator was re-elected as WAFU Zone B president last year at a congress in Ghana.

However, he will now relinquish that position too due to the ban handed him by FIFA.

6. He cannot appoint a new GFA Vice president

Having resigned as Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has also lost his power to appoint a vice president, as the Association’s statutes stipulate.

Nyantakyi fired former vice George Afriyie two months ago, leaving the GFA without a deputy head after his resignation.

However, he will no longer be able to choose a vice because he is no more the president of the GFA.

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7. He can no longer vote on behalf of Ghana at any FIFA Congress

The magnitude of Kwesi Nyantakyi’s disgraceful exit will again be remembered when his seat at next week’s FIFA Congress remains empty.

The Wa All Stars owner, as a result of the FIFA ban, can no longer represent Ghana in any FIFA function, let alone vote on behalf of the country.

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