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By James K. Attaglo Wilson

Embattled Ghana FA President – Kwesi Nyantakyi will come out of his FIFA life ban to do football in the near future, so sayeth Seer Isaac Kwaku Gyan.

According to the self styled prophet [Seer Gyan] who has made some bold football related predictions in the past told Wontumi TV [A Kumasi based television station] on Tuesday, August 11 that Mr. Nyantakyi is not done yet with his work as football administrator.

“You know as a prophet I don’t just come out to make pronouncements unless I see something in the spiritual realm,” Seer Gyan told King Eben on Wontumi TV.

” Kwesi Nyantakyi will come out of his ban to do football again. That is what I see and it shall come to past so don’t be surprise,” he added.

Mr. Nyantakyi resigned as the President of the Ghana Football Association after 13 years in office and helping Ghana’s Black Stars to qualify for an unprecedented three successive FIFA World Cups – 2006, 2010 and 2014.

He rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of the Confederation of African Football [CAF].

He [Nyantakyi] was highly tipped to take over from current CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in the near future, but his dream of soaring lots more higher came to an abrupt halt in June 2018 having been indicted by an investigative piece ‘Number 12’ produced by the most wanted African investigative Journalist – Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.

The Tiger Eye PI exposé which was first premiered on June 6, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Center in Accra, Ghana indicted the former President of the Ghana Football Association of bribery and corruption.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was initially suspended on June 8 for 90 days by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee. The ban was later extended for an additional 45 days on September 6.

In all, Seventy-seven [77] Ghanaian referees and 14 Ghana Football Association [GFA] officials were captured on video allegedly engaging in acts of corruption.

Nyantakyi banned

FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee in October 2018 banned Mr Nyantakyi for life from all football-related activities.

The adjudicatory chamber found Mr Nyantakyi 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. Mr Nyantakyi has additionally been fined 500,000 Swiss Francs [more than GH¢2.4 million].

According to a FIFA statement, Mr Nyantakyi was notified on October 30, 2018 about the ban.

The adjudicatory chamber carried out a formal investigation into Mr Nyantakyi’s activities after he was filmed apparently accepting a “cash gift” in an undercover documentary titled Number 12.

Number 12

Mr Nyantakyi was filmed in the undercover investigation by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas taking $65,000 [£48,000] from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.

Soon after the ban on June 8, Nyantakyi resigned from the posts he had held with football’s world governing body, FIFA, and the Confederation of African Football [CAF].

He left his role on the FIFA Council and stepped aside from his roles with CAF, including as First Vice-President, the most senior figure at the confederation after its President, Ahmad.

Apart from the FIFA suspension, Nyantakyi also resigned as President of the GFA on June 8, 2018 following an executive committee meeting.

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