Nyantakyi cleared of match-fixing by GFA

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The Ethics Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has cleared theits president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, of all allegations of match-fixing made against him and two other officials.

In June, the UK’s The Telegraph and Channel 4 TV accused the GFA and Mr Nyantakyi of involvement in deals to fix international friendly matches for the Black Stars.

The newspaper claimed that, “the President of Ghana’s Football Association agreed for the team to play in international matches that others were prepared to rig.”

World football governing body, FIFA, referred the matter back to the FA’s Ethics Committee after its preliminary investigation but announced it would “continue to monitor the investigations and any future proceedings.”

According to a statement on the GFA’s official website on Tuesday, the Ethics Committee had resolved that Mr. Nyantakyi “did nothing untoward in the alleged match-fixing arrangement.”

However, the Committee revealed that it was necessary to conduct further investigations into the two others implicated in the scandal, Obed Nana Kwame Nketiah and Mr. Christopher Forsythe.

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