The journey to right the wrongs, shame the pessimist, and to meaningfully participate in Africa football after recent unappreciated performances by Ghana's most successful club, Asante Kotoko SC, will begin with yet-to-be-known Cameroonian club in the preliminary stage of 2018/19 CAF Confederation cup.
 

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Coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor is confident that Asante Kotoko would be ready when the 2018/19 Confederation Cup begins later this month.
 

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Ace broadcaster Owusu Bempah says Asante Kotoko is not having the quality players that will aid the to win 2018/19 season CAF Confederation cup.
 

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Ex- Asante Kotoko ace Eric Bekoe has called for massive support ahead of the Porcupines African campaign.
 

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Former Asante Kotoko left back, Atta Kusi has reckoned that the Porcupines will reach the group stages of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup.
 

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Asante Kotoko Communications Director, lawyer Sarfo Duku has stressed that his outfit ultimate target in the Confederations cup is to win the trophy.
 

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Ghana's most comprehensive and authoritative football website, kickgh.com have won West Africa's best online portal at the just ended WAFRIC AWARDS in Nigeria.
 

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South African referee Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes has been appointed to handle the second league tie between Ethiopia and Ghana in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.
 

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The Ghana Football Association will be asked to pay the aforementioned amount should the former FIFA executive committee refuse to settle the fine.
 
Former Ghana Football Association capo, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi was handed a lifetime ban from the world football governing body, FIFA on Tuesday.
 
The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA also imposed a fine of US$ 500,000 on Mr. Nyantakyi having found guilty of violating the association's code of ethics.
 
According to article 15 of the 2017 edition of the FIFA disciplinary code, Associations are jointly liable for fines imposed on representative team players and officials.
 
With the FIFA disciplinary code, both natural and legal persons are punishable with their sanctions including a payment of fine.
 
The article 15 of the FIFA disciplinary code reads
 
1.
A fine is issued in Swiss francs (CHF) or US dollars (USD). It shall be paid in the 
same currency.
2.
The fine shall not be less than CHF 300, or in the case of a competition subject 
to an age limit not less than CHF 200, and not more than CHF 1,000,000.
3.
The body that imposes the fine decides the terms and time limits for payment.
4.
Associations are jointly liable for fines imposed on representative team players 
and officials. The same applies to clubs in respect of their players and officials. 
The fact that a natural person has left a club or association does not cancel out 
joint liability
 
BACKGROUND
 
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi who was the president of the Ghana Football Association until June 2018 was caught taking bribes in a video exposé dubbed #Number12 filmed by Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
 
He was captured on videos negotiating a deal with businessmen and accepting a bribe of $65,000 to help establish an oil business in his native country.
 
After months of investigation by FIFA, the former CAF first veep was given a lifetime ban from all football related activities.
 
The FIFA statement on Mr. Nyantakyi's ban reads "The adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for life from all football related activities (administration, sports or any other) at national and international level,".
 
"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."
 
"The decision was notified to Mr Nyantakyi today, and the ban comes into force immediately."
 

 

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