Fifa hands life ban to Ghana football president
Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been banned from the sport for life for breaking bribery and corruption rules.
Nyantakyi, one of African football’s most powerful figures, also broke conflict of interest rules, football governing, Fifa, said.
The body launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter.
Fifa also fined Nyantakyi, who was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a member of the Fifa Council, $495,000.
Nyantakyi has said the footage had been doctored to falsely incriminate him.
Cover photo: Kwesi Nyantakyi was filmed taking money and putting it into a bag. Photo: BBC