Ghana crisis: FIFA calls Zurich meeting to seek FA solutions

June 27 – The fallout over the ban of disgraced Ghanaian football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has intensified with FIFA reportedly inviting four members of the Ghanaian FA for crisis talks even though the federation has been dissolved by the government.

Nyantakyi, the second most powerful official in African football, resigned from all his posts – Ghana Football Association chief, first president of CAF and FIFA council member – following a television documentary in which he was seen apparently accepting a gift of $65,000 from an undercover reporter.

Local reports say a meeting will take place in Zurich tomorrow which, interestingly, will also apparently involve Ghana’s Sports minister and other government functionaries.

Ghanaian football has been thrown into chaos after a BBC investigation exposed widespread corruption. The government subsequently dissolved the FA and Ghana were conspicuous by their absence at this month’s FIFA Congress. But FIFA outlaws government interference in the affairs of its members.

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