Former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has had its lifetime ban reduced to 12 years following an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) according to report by Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.
The adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee on Tuesday 30, October 2018 banned former GFA capo, Kwesi Nyantakyi for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both National and international level.
The adjudicatory chamber found Kwesi Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (conflict of interest), art. 21 (bribery an corruption) of the FIFA code of ethics, 2012 edition.
As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi was banned for life from all football-related activities and has been fined an amount of CHF 500,000 by the Association.
However, Nhyira FM has reported that the Sports court Tribunal have communicated the news to the former FIFA Council member and CAF 1st Vice President his ban has been slashed to 12 years after he appealed the decision of FIFA.
The reports added that FIFA has also been informed of the decision but this has not been independently confirmed by the three parties.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned on June 8 by FIFA’s Ethics Committee for accepting cash gift as shown in the Anas expose.
Nyantakyi, was suspended for over 130 days from all football-related activities after he was seen accepting $65,000 from undercover investigators who masqueraded as investors but he rejected this figure saying he received only $40,000 as a refund.
This decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 83 par. 1 and art. 84 par. 2 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
The chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee provisionally banned the GFA President and FIFA Council member, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days.
This ban was extended for an additional period of 45 days on September 5 which expired on Friday, October 19.
Mr Nyantakyi was therefore banned from all football activities at both national and international level but the global soccer body was set to give a final decision after 130 days of investigating the conduct of the former first-vice President of CAF in the Tiger Eye PI documentary.