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Kwesi Nyantakyi praises FIFA after Sepp Blatter suspension

"FIFA is taking the bull by the horn; Fifa is trying to address the concern with a strict law of evidence against anybody"

Kwesi Nyantakyi

Ghana Football Association boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi says Fifa should be commended for suspending FIFA president, Sepp Blatter for 90 days.

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Blatter is accused of signing a contract "unfavourable" to football's governing body and making a "disloyal payment" to Uefa president, Michel Platini.

Speaking on Citi FM, Nyantakyi said, "It was a bit shock to all of us, I am surprised that these events are unfolding in FIFA and it doesn’t pertain well for the image of the organization but anything that happens, happens for a good reason. We have to welcome it and hope that they will be able to clear themselves and if they are not up and doing,  the appropriate sanctions will have to be applied duly. I think Fifa must be commended rather condemned in current circumstances. FIFA is taking the bull by the horn; Fifa is trying to address the concern with a strict law of evidence against anybody.  I don’t think anybody should be spared.

Many other organizations have not been bold enough to sanction their officers. For an organization the chief executive or Chairman or President to order as it is the case with FIFA and put a suspension on him, I think is unprecedented".

Members of Fifa's ethics committee met this week after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter, 79, last month.

Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou and Spain’s Angel Maria Villar are in line to take over as interim heads of football’s world and European governing bodies following the suspension on Thursday of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini.

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