Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned as President of the Ghana Football Association.
The decision came after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association that took place on Friday afternoon, following investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ exposé on corruption in Ghana football.
Mr. Nyantakyi, who rendered an apology to the President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia and other Ministers of state, stressed that his resignation was not an admission of guilt, as his statement did not make references to the perceived rot as captured in the investigative piece.
“After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association”.
“It stemmed out of the controversies generated by an investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report, I committed a series of errors of indiscretion. I gravely associated the highest office of the land –the presidency- with private discussions I had with “Scammers” who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country.”
“I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.”
“I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.”
“I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video,” a statement from Mr. Nyantakyi said.