Top football administrators, referees and match officials indicted in a damning documentary on corruption in sports administration are under police investigations, government has revealed.
The government's Spokesperson on Governance and Legal Affairs, Herbert Krapa told Joy FM's Newsnight Thursday "all of them have been referred to the police to take necessary action".
He said the move is a widening of investigations after the President of the Association Kwesi Nyantakyi was accused of defrauding by false pretence.
The President of the Association was filmed allegedly collecting $65,000 from 'investors' to influence the president and vice-president to get road contracts.
The Sports minister Isaac Asiama also added the names of four more public officials who have been interdicted with "immediate effect".
The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Robert Mensah who is already serving a suspension faces fresh charges after he was captured in the video accepting a bribe to influence player selection at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India.
He was suspended in April by President Akufo Addo after he was linked to a visa scandal during preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Others interdicted are the NSA Ashanti Regional Sports Director Joshua Mensah who allegedly took 2,000cedis, the Public Relations Officer Frederica Mensah Davies who collected 1,000 cedis and a Protocol Officer Patrick Agorzor who collected cash to facilitate the acquisition of visas.
The documentary titled 'Number 12' captured at least 70 referees taking bribes to fix matches. Match commissioners and executive members of the FA were also filmed taking bribes to fix games and help players secure a call-up into national teams.
Days before the documentary was publicly screened, the undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas had said on May 25, "the very foundation of Ghana football will collapse in a heap".
On the second day of the screening, the government announced it is dissolving the GFA following the scale of corruption that also includes top officials at the National Sports Authority.
Government has directed the Registrar-General to remove the name of the GFA from its books.
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