The lifetime ban FIFA imposed on former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been reduced to 15 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The $500,000 fine imposed on the former CAF 1st Vice President has also been reduced to $100,000 to be paid within 30 days upon receipt of an arbitral award.
In the ruling sighted by Citi Sports, CAS said the ruling will take effect retrospectively from when he was first banned in 2018.
This means Nyantakyi is banned from all football-related activities for the next 13 years, having already served two years.
Nyantakyi, on December 17, 2018, appealed a lifetime ban imposed on him in October 2018 by the FIFA Independent Ethics Committee, following the premiere of an exposé into alleged corruption and match-fixing in June same year.
The case, which was registered as ‘CAS 2018/A/6072 Kwesi Nyantakyi v. FIFA’ in the CAS system was ruled on April 9, 2020.
Click here for the full ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Kwesi Nyantakyi’s appeal.