- The former Ghana Football Association boss has finally reacted to Anas’ ‘Number 12’ video
- According to the Kwesi Nyantakyi, he was asked to part with a huge sum of money to prevent the screening of the video
- The GFA boss was implicated in an investigative piece put together by Tiger Eye PI
The embattled ex-president of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has allegedly responded to the investigative piece put together by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which sought to expose the rot in Ghana football.
In a heavily worded response that has been leaked online purported to be coming from the quarters of the former GFA boss over the video, Mr. Nyantakyi revealed that he was asked to pay an amount of $150,000 to cancel the screening of the investigative piece.
The purported document which was sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com, indicated that, payment of some money could cause the investigative piece to be kept a secret.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi revealed that, “Let me also confirm that there was a demand on me through a third party to part with $150k for Anas to drop the videos on me. I didn’t have the said amount of money to meet his demand."
The alleged press statement by the former GFA boss was made up of counter arguments and claims that the investigative piece which was shown to the general public was skewed to suit the agenda of dragging his name in the mud.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi in the reported statement went on to render apologies to top government officials, including the president and vice president, for mentioning their names without their knowledge.
The former GFA boss also touched on the alleged $65,000 bribe he received from an undercover reporter who posed as a sheikh.
He revealed that the money was not for ‘shopping’ as was captured in the video but rather reimbursement for his travels and accommodation to Dubai.
After the investigative piece was aired, Anas Aremeyaw Anas is reported to have sent a petition to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in Switzerland over the conduct of the Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi.
In reacting to the petition, FIFA has placed a 90-day ban on the former GFA boss.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, on May 22, was asked to report himself to the Criminal Investigations Department in Accra to assist in investigations of alleged acts of misconduct brought against him by Anas.
Preliminary reports indicated that the former FA boss allegedly defrauded some foreign investors using the names of the president and vice president.
The investigative piece, ‘Number 12’ started screening for free on June 6 2018.
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