Government Dissolves GFA Over Anas Corruption Video

President Nana Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Ghana Football Association GFA), following the release of an investigative video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas that exposed massive corruption in Ghana football.

The minister for sports, Isaac Asiamah, announced the government’s decision to dissolve the GFA in a statement and later confirmed it in an interview on Accra-based Peace FM. The government’s statement suggested that the decision to dissolve GFA had been taken with the blessing of FIFA and CAF. The decision was said to have been taken by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday. The decision comes barely 24 hours after the video to an audience of thousands at the conference centre in Accra.

Over 100 referees and match commissioners wee caught on video receiving bribes to influence the outcome of matches. Nyantakyi was caught on video attempting to negotiate 25 per cent of sponsorship money for the premier league for himself.

He also spoke of colluding with some government officials to bribe President Akufo-Addo, vice-president Bawumia and other state officials to secure lucrative contracts. For his effort, he was given an alleged $65,000 advance fee. Sanni Daara, the GFA communications director, was caught on camera directing undercover investigators who posed as football agents to give GHc4000 to his aide as “appreciation” for recommending a Hearts of Oak player for invitation to the national team.

Several other top football administrators were caught on video receiving bribes to influence match results. The Anas “No. 12” video provoked a firestorm of controversy and outrage and sparked calls from many Ghanaians for the GFA presidents and his top aides to resign.

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