Fifa forensic audit clears Nyantakyi

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A forensic audit conducted by Fifa on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has found no acts corruption or financial impropriety against Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi during his tenure of office, Ghanasoccernet.com has reported.

The audit, conducted on the orders of the world governing body six months ago, also cleared members of the Executive Committee of the GFA of any acts of malfeasance.

The Fifa auditing officials, who spent about a month in Ghana investigating the financial affairs of the federation, discovered that neither corruption nor embezzlement took place at the GFA during Mr Nyantakyi’s tenure.

The audit report concluded that the Ghana FA has only ‘perception issues’ to deal with since media reports of corruption within the federation are ‘wide off the mark’, the report said.

However, the Fifa auditors recommended that the number of staff of the GFA’s accounts office must be increased and also modern accountancy software such as the one used by the South African FA must be acquired by the Ghana FA to ease the workload.

The audit report has been made available to the Normalisation Committee of the GFA for about two months now.

The forensic audit was sparked by Mr Nyantakyi’s resignation from his position as the President of the Ghana FA in the wake of an undercover investigation that claimed he took a bribe.

Nyantakyi resigned his Caf and Fifa posts but claimed the footage had been doctored to falsely incriminate him.

Despite that, the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee banned him for life from “all football-related activities at both national and international level”.

The former Ghana FA chief has taken the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports where he is challenging the FIFA decision.

He has also sent investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to court in Ghana claiming the violation of his human rights and also seeking damages for defamation.

Source: Ghanasoccernet.com

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