The Lawyer for private investigative firm Tiger Eye, Kissi Adjabeng, has described the lifetime ban by FIFA on former GFA Capo as “humbling”.
According to Mr Adjabeng, the decision by the world’s football governing body is apt considering the scale of the corrupt deals and breach of ethics that Mr Nyantakyi was involved in.
The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee on Tuesday banned Mr Nyantakyi, for life.
A release from FIFA stated that during this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both the national and international level (administrative, sports or any other). The ban comes into force immediately.
The statement by FIFA read in parts that “the adjudicatory chamber found Mr Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition. As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Nyantakyi.”
Some football analysts have described FIFA’s decision as harsh and high-handed arguing that Mr Nyantakyi should have been banned for a number of years and not a lifetime ban.
But Mr Adjabeng, speaking to Starr FM said they got more than they asked for adding that his conduct was abhorrent.
“We are humbled with the FIFA decision because we got more than we asked for…Nyantakyi’s conduct was condemnable and that has been exemplified in the sanctions by FIFA.
“What FIFA did was not a criminal trial. What FIFA did was based more on the grounds of ethics.”
Nyantakyi, who was in his third term in office before he resigned, became Ghana FA boss in December 2005, after succeeding Dr Nyaho-Nyaho Tamakloe.