Nii Lante Vanderpuije spills secret on illegal dealings at GFA

Nii Lante Vanderpuije spills secret on illegal dealings at GFA

- The former sports minister said he believed the current GFA administration paid to influence games in favour of Ghana

- Vanderpuije has called for radical and drastic measures to change football administration in Ghana

A former Minister of Youth and Sports, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuije, has revealed that the FA could not account for $500,000 when Ghana beat Egypt in 2013 to qualify for Brazil 2014.

Vanderpuije was on Accra-based Citi FM to discuss the fallout from the investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The football game in question was one in which Ghana beat the Pharaohs of Egypt 6-1 in Kumasi.

The former Minister said that while much has been done under the reign of Kwesi Nyantakyi, he did not feel that football in general in Ghana had progressed much.

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When he proceeded to give examples of suspicious dealings that have happened, he mentioned the issue of the said game.

Vanderpuije, who is currently the MP for the Odododiodioo constituency, intimated that the culture of monies not being accounted for by the FA was common occurrence.

On a personal level, he said he believed that the GFA closed illegal deals on behalf of Ghana's national teams.

The former sports minister also mentioned that he believed a section of the media was in bed with the Nyantakyi administration. Vanderpuije recalled his futile attempts to have Nyantakyi removed as FA president.

A section of the media in 2014 felt that the manner in which Nii Lante Vanderpuije waged his war against Kwesi Nyantakyi was untoward. Indeed, even critics of Nyantakyi felt Vanderpuije was missing the point.

He said that had his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) held on to power after December 2016, they had a dossier of incriminating evidence against Kwesi Nyantakyi to work on.

Vanderpuije called for the total shut down of football administration in Ghana. He noted that the problem was not just with Nyantakyi but a systemic rot in Ghana's football culture.

He closed by assuring that he was looking to liaise with certain individuals to pursue a drastic change in the administration of football in Ghana.

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