FIFA Audit Clears Nyantakyi
Kwesi Nyantakyi, Former Ghana FA President

Former Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi can heave a sigh of relief after an audit by FIFA found him not culpable of corruption.

The forensic audit conducted by officials of the world football governing body some six months ago, also exonerated members of the GFA Executive Committee from any acts of malfeasance.

According to the report, the GFA under Mr Nyantakyi did not engage in any embezzlement but suffered from “perception issues” which were “wide off the mark”.

The FIFA auditors who stayed in Ghana for about a month during the investigations, recommended that the Ghana Football Association employs additional accounting staff and implements a modern accounting software to soften the workload.

Mr Nyantakyi came under the radar of FIFA after he was implicated in an undercover investigation by journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas, to have been involved in alleged financial malpractices during his tenure as president of the FA.

He subsequently resigned both his CAF and FIFA positions but was handed a life ban from “all football-related activities at both national and international level”.

The embattled FA boss has claimed the video was doctored to falsely nail him and push him out of the FA.

He is currently in court seeking to clear his name and is also challenging FIFA’s decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Meanwhile, the report of the forensic audit has been made available to the Normalization Committee appointed by FIFA to restructure Ghana Football.

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