Ghana faces sanctions ahead of Kenya tie

Ghana faces sanctions from world football governing body FIFA after they issued the Ghanaian football federation (GFA) an ultimatum that the nation risks getting banned from football related activities if the wrangles engulfing the federation are not ironed out in the next 11 days.

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If this comes to fruition then Ghana’s upcoming AFCON 2019 qualifier against Kenya in Nairobi on September 8 will be in doubt.

Football in the West African nation is currently at a standstill after the government disbanded the federation led by disgraced Kwesi Nyantakyi for corruption allegations stemming from a BBC expose conducted in June.

The expose showed Nyantakyi as well as some of the country’s football referees receiving bribes for match manipulation purposes.

The government’s interventions went against FIFA’s policies which prohibit outside influence in the affairs of the local federation bodies.

It is as a result of this that FIFA has issued the ultimatum to the GFA that it risks being banned if the petition by the government to disband the federation is not lifted by August 27.


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