Nigeria’s FA boss replaces Kwesi Nyantakyi at CAF

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The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has appointed the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to replace embattled former First Vice Chairman Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) resigned from his position a few days after he was captured in an investigative film engaging in underhand dealings.

He mentioned the name of the president, vice president and some government officials in the said video. President Nana Akufo-Addo has since reported him to the police for action.

Mr Nyantakyi was

Fifa bans Nyantakyi

World football-governing body FIFA has handed a 90-day provisional ban to embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi from engaging in any football activity.

The decision was taken on Friday upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, Claudia Maria Rojas.

“The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days,” a media advisory released by the Committee on Friday said.

“During this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other).

“The ban comes into force immediately.”

The GFA President came under investigation from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the Ghana Police Service after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reported him.

The First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) had been captured in a secret filming using the names of the president, his vice, and other government officials to beguile some investors.But after the documentary film was shown to the public at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) at a two-day premiere, the government of Ghana took immediate steps to dissolve the country’s football-governing body.

after the investigative film was premiered.

Nyantakyi was filmed packing cash into a black plastic bag

On Thursday, CAF reported that its president has appointed Amaju Melvin Pinnick, following Mr Nyantakyi’s resignation.

The Malagasy made the decision after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee of CAF.

The move is in accordance with Article 27 (2) of the statutes of the continent’s sport governing body.

The decision is expected to “be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September 2018”.