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Ghana court suspends football federation

AFP  |  Accra 

A court today ordered the suspension of the country's embattled federation, paving the way for its dissolution following explosive corruption allegations.

The of granted the request of Ghana's general to suspend the Association (GFA) and its officials.

"GFA has undermined its existence and therefore in the interest of protecting the national interests, we say the general owes the duty to take urgent measures to stop this," Akuffo said in the country's capital of

"The GFA has now become an instrument for self-aggrandisement by people who run it to make themselves rich." In an explosive documentary aired last week, a Ghanaian used a hidden camera to allegedly capture federation officials and referees soliciting bribes worth millions of dollars.

After the release of the film, announced it wanted to "take immediate action" to dissolve the GFA.

On Friday, the governing body of announced a 90-day suspension of the GFA

In the documentary aired last Wednesday, Nyantakyi was accused of requesting $11 million from reporters posing as investors to secure government contracts.

Football is Ghana's national sport and the revelations have sent shockwaves through the country just under a week before the start of the Cup finals in

Ghana's senior men's team, the Black Stars, failed to qualify.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 21:35 IST