The Ghana Football Association for the first time has issued a statement on the recent development regarding the President of the association Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Nyantakyi is currently facing the wrath of the law after undercover video revealed that the former used the name of President Akufo-Addo to extort monies from investors.
Akufo-Addo reported the matter to the Police on Tuesday and Nyantakyi who was in Morocco at that time arrived on Wednesday morning and was taken to the Police Headquarters.
After nearly five hours of interrogation, the CAF 1st Vice President was granted bail.
Following the current happenings, many football pundits have called on Nyantakyi to resign from his post.
But the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association after their meeting on Thursday confirmed that Nyantakyi is still the President of the FA.
A statement issued by the FA read:
On Tuesday 22nd May 2018 there was an activation of the relevant state institutions to probe into an issues relating to the President of the Ghana Footbal Association, Mr Kwesi Nyaktakyi in the yet-to- be released documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Though the President of the GFA was on official duties outside the country, he cut his trip short and returned to Ghana on 23rd May 2018.
On his arrival he was escorted to the CID Headquarters where he was interrogated, a statement taken and subsequently granted bail.
Presently he is helping the police with their investigations.
The President remains innocent until he is proven guilty of all charges levelled against him.
The GFA President being a law abiding citizen respects the law, he is not a flight risk and has indicated his willingness and availability to the investigative authority anytime he is required to do so.
Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of the GFA on Thursday, the body wishes to state that nothing has changed in terms of the GFA hierarchy and Mr. Nyantakyi still remains the President of the Ghana Football Association.
Any statement contrary to this must be disregarded.
We wish to re-iterate that Mr. Nyantakyi has the full support of the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
All offices and outlets of the GFA remain fully functional and we confirm that all scheduled activities of the federation continue without any hindrances.
We urge all our stakeholders and members to remain calm during this period.
Ghana Football Association
24th May, 2018