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Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

The association's president was seen taking $65,000 in the latest documentary from undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

UPDATE 6/7: The Ghana Football Association is being disbanded following the information brought forward by Anas Aremeyaw Anas' When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm, reports BBC Africa.

Ghana's Sports Minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association will be "dissolved with immediate effect," Ghana Web reports.

GFA's president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 in the documentary released on Wednesday. He is considered the second most powerful person in Ghanaian football.

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Football is not only the continent's most beloved sport, but it's also a major business—with that comes the potential for bribery, greed and corruption.

The latest documentary from controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposes this unfortunate truth. In When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm aired by BBC's Africa News, the journalist exposes some of Ghana's football insiders, releasing footage of officials and referees accepting cash bribes before games, which is explicitly against both FIFA and Ghana Football Association's (GFA) rules.


The footage was collected over the span of two years, and also shows corruption between various national leagues. In one clip, Range Marwa, a major international referee from Kenya is seen taking $600 from a man reportedly posing as a Ghanaian official. One of the harshest offenses shown was carried out by Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of GFA and a FIFA council member, who is seen taking $65,000 from Anas' men.

The investigative piece contains a number of similar clips, capturing the misdeeds of various football execs.

The documentary, has received mixed responses so far, with some praising Anas as a whistleblower, and others questioning his methods, and alleging that he enticed the officials.





Watch the full 51-minute documentary above and revisit yesterday's #IAmAnas story, showing Ghanian's hilarious response to a failed attempt to expose the journalist earlier this week.

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