Former Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has officially been charged with fraud by a high court in the capital Accra.
The court accused the former football administrator of dishonestly obtaining $65,000 as an inducement for showing favour to a potential sponsor of the Ghanaian FA.
He was also accused of requesting $12 million to influence the award of contracts from the same potential sponsor in Ghana.
Mr Nyantakyi pleaded not guilty to the charges that arose from a sting operation which caught him on film taking $65,000 from a reporter in 2018.
The undercover investigation was reported by the BBC and sought to expose football corruption in Africa.
Following the documentary, Mr Nyantakyi dismissed the investigation as “shoddy work with cut and paste” but later resigned from his positions at both Caf and football’s world governing body Fifa.
In October 2018, the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee banned Mr Nyantakyi for life from “all football-related activities at both national and international level” for breaking bribery and corruption rules.