The Court of Arbitration for Sports has canceled the lifetime ban issued to former Ghana Football Association President, James Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The association has reduced his ban to twelve years.
In October 2018, Lawyer James Kwesi Nyantakyi was slapped with a lifetime ban from all football associated activities by the football governing body FIFA, on the back of a four-month inquiry by the FIFA Ethics Committee.
In a Documentary done by investigative journalist Anas Aremyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye firm titled ‘When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm’ popularly known as ‘ Number 12’ instigated the former GFA President using the offices of the President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Mahamudu Bawumia, to extort money from people.
He was captured on video negotiating a deal with businessmen and accepting a bribe of $65,000 to help establish an oil business in his native country.
The Former GFA president denied any wrongdoing regarding match-fixing.
Nyantakyi, who was a former vice-president of the Confederation of African Football was also fined 500,000 Swiss Francs.