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

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

According to reports sighted on, 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.

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.

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

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