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Gov’t moves to dissolve GFA after cash bribes exposed

PICTURED: Kenyan FIFA referee Aden Marwa (Photo credit: Twitter)

A TWO-year long undercover investigation into football in Africa has revealed shocking footage of over 100 referees and officials taking cash before matches.

This has led Ghana's government taking steps to dissolve Ghana's Football Association, leading to a possible suspension from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote.

One of the referees exposed was Kenya's Aden Range Marwa - one of Africa's World Cup-bound referees - who will no longer be in Russia after being filmed receiving a $600 'gift'.

Marwa was given money by an undercover reporter posing as an official of a top Ghanaian football side.

Ghana's Fifa Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi, the second most powerful man in African football, was also caught up in a separate sting operation.

The investigation conducted by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas has raised serious questions about the nature of the continent's favourite game and Ghana’s government has said the “persuasive nature of the rot” within the country’s football has made it to begin steps to dissolve the Ghana Football Association.

A statement by the Information Ministry Thursday said government is “shocked and outraged at the contents” which “exposes the gross mal-function of the Ghana Football Association characterized by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery.”

It added that “government will communicate its decisions to Caf and Fifa and engage with them on these developments to chart a way forward for the development of Ghana football.”

Read the full statement below:

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