I’ll fight “unfair, harsh” Fifa ban, fine – Nyantakyi

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Kwesi Nyantakyi

Former Ghana Football Association president, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has said he will challenge the life ban placed on him by world football governing body FIFA.

“My legal advisors are under my instructions to urgently appeal the decision as I think it was unfair, harsh and unwarranted. I will use all the legal channels available to seek redress and establish the facts I presented to the committee,” Mr Nyantakyi said in a statement on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

This follows an announcement by FIFA, on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 to the effect that Mr Nyantakyi has been banned from all football-related activity for life.

The embattled Ghanaian football administrator was found guilty of having violated Article 19 (Conflict of interest), Article 21 (Bribery and Corruption) and Article 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition following the Number 12 undercover documentary by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Mr Nyantakyi also expressed “shock and deep sadness” about the decision taken by the FIFA Ethics Adjudicatory Committee on Tuesday.

Read the entire statement below:

Kwesi Nyantakyi heads to CAS to appeal FIFA ban

I wish to express my shock and deep sadness after receiving the decision from the FIFA Ethics Adjudicatory Committee on Tuesday.
My legal advisors are under my instructions to urgently appeal the decision as I think it was unfair, harsh and unwarranted.

I will use all the legal channels available to seek redress and establish the facts I presented to the committee.

Even though I have already resigned from all my football positions, it is important I establish the facts with the sole aim of clearing my name.

At this moment, I am unable to provide any further details as my lawyers are reviewing the facts for appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the people of Ghana, Africa and indeed across the globe for the overwhelming support and outpouring of sympathy.

Thank you.

Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi

…..signed…..

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM