Here’s Why Kwesi Nyantakyi’s Lifetime FIFA Ban Was Reduced To 15 Years

Kwesi Nyantakyi

The lifetime ban of former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been reduced to 15 years.

This comes after he won an appeal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Kwasi Nyantakyi, who was also a former Fifa Council member and vice-president of the Confederation of African Football, was banned for life by Fifa in October 2018 for breaking bribery and corruption rules.

He was filmed by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas while taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter as part of the Number 12 documentary.

“Kwesi Nyantakyi is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of 15 years, commencing on 29 October 2018,” Cas told BBC Sport Africa.

This means on October 29, 2020, Nyantakyi would have served two years of the ban with 13 more years to go.

Also, his initial fine of 500,000 Swiss francs ($550,000) has also been reduced to 100,000 ($110,000) following a Cas ruling in April which has only recently come to light.

Source: BBC||

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