Just In: Former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban reduced to 12 years

Just In: Former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban reduced to 12 years

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced Kwesi Nyantakyi’s life ban to 12 years.

According to reports sighted on Myjoyonline.com, the ban was reduced following a successful appeal by the former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss.

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.

Just In: Former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi’s lifetime ban reduced to 12 years
Kwesi Nyantakyi. Source: Daily Graphic
Source: UGC

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 Aremeyaw 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 th consequences of his actions.

Nyantakyi is one of Africa’s most powerful football figures. He was vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and a member of the FIFA Council.

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He was also GFA President and West African Football Union (WAFU) President.

He resigned from all the positions before the ban was imposed on him by FIFA.

Meanwhile, the government of Barbados has indicated in a communication that the Ghanaian nurses exported to help their public healthcare system have been impressive so far.

According to Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Barbados's Minister of Health and Wellness, the Ghanaian nurses assigned to various health facilities in the Carribean country are doing marvelously well.

Some of the nurses are stationed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), while others have been posted to polyclinics.

The Minister made this known while addressing the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) political meeting on October 5, 2020.

The government of Ghana in July 2020, exported some 95 nurses to the Caribbean country to assist with healthcare delivery and health-related programmes.

49 female and 46 male nurses left the shores of Ghana to Barbados in fulfillment of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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