The Federation of International Football Association on Tuesday, October 30 brought finality to its investigations of Kwesi Nyantakyi, imposing a lifetime ban on the embattled lawyer.
FIFA on Tuesday announced that Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned for life from all football-related activities.
The development comes four months after the renowned administrator was captured in an investigative documentary engaging in corrupt and bribery activities.
He was initially handed a provisional 90-day ban, which was later extended for 45 days.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level,” a Fifa statement of Tuesday reads.
“The adjudicatory chamber found Mr. Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.
“As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Nyantakyi.
“The decision was notified to Mr Nyantakyi today, and the ban comes into force immediately, the statement by FIFA reads.
Some Ghanaians have taken to social media to express their opinions on the announcement that basically spells the end of Nyantakyi football career.
Here’s my 12 Cedi contribution to Kwesi Nyantakyi’s CHF 500,000 FIFA fine.
Found guilty of corruption and bribery. End of. pic.twitter.com/hD0XCf044c
— (((Jon Benjamin))) (@JonBenjamin19) October 30, 2018
The slow way the government is handling the Nyantakyi issue, this trotro owner must be very disappointed.
— 🐺 Efo Dela 🐐 (@Amegaxi) October 31, 2018
So Kwasi Nyantakyi cant even play counters ball?? 🤔🤔🤔😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/xdyEskAvzt
— Kwesi Gob3 (@Qwesi_Sika) October 31, 2018
Nyantakyi no fit play FIFA 19 sef. He no fit bet. He no fit check live scores sef. pic.twitter.com/b05afeooKp
— marv_el_ (@thereal_marvel) October 30, 2018