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These include premiering of the Anas exposé dubbed Number 12, the resignation of the President of Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, as well as the termination of appointments of four CEOs.

After watching parts of the documentary last month, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo asked police to investigate Nyantakyi, and the soccer official was arrested.

Nyantakyi's ban was confirmed by the ethics committee on Friday.

Acting through his lawyers Kissi Agyabeng, Anas Aremeyaw Anas referred to several provisions of FIFA Code of Ethics from Article 13,15,19,20,21,22 and FIFA Disciplinary Code, articles 61 and 62 which the resigned FA president may have breached.

The Ghanaian government has made a decision to dissolve the country's football association after claims, in an undercover documentary, of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials.

Ghana's Sports Minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association will be "dissolved with immediate effect", Ghana Web reports.

Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter, who pretended to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.

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"The Ghana Football Association has postponed all football matches until further notice", a two-paragraph GFA publication on Friday reads.

Segments of the recording by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas appeared to show Nyantakyi also demanding kickbacks to pass on to top government officials, including the presidency.

But he has now sent the GFA crashing after the government announced it is the dissolution of the association.

The duration of the ban by the Ethics Committee of world football governing body may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days.

It could respond by suspending Ghana's membership, which would mean the country's national teams can no longer participate in worldwide competitions.

Ghana also risk being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote next week, when it had been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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