Ex-FIFA Council member charged in court with corruption

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana was charged with fraud and corruption in a criminal court on Wednesday after he was caught in an undercover media sting accepting an alleged bribe of $65,000 in cash that he stuffed in a black bag.

Nyantakyi, who was banned from football for life by FIFA in 2018 for bribery and corruption, was charged alongside another former senior Ghana Football Association official, Abdullai Alhassan.

They pleaded not guilty and were granted bail at Accra High Court and ordered to reappear at the court on March 25.

The case relates to an incident in 2018 when Nyantakyi was caught on camera accepting bundles of cash from a group of businessmen
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