3 critical ways Anas’ Number 12 exposé has impacted football in Africa

3 critical ways Anas’ Number 12 exposé has impacted football in Africa

Ghana's ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas deserves some accolades for uncovering rot in football in Africa.

His latest big exposé is the uncovering of rot and corruption among football administrators and referees in Ghana and Africa.

The exposé titled, 'Number 12' captured over 70 Ghana football officials and referees, including the then GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi accepting ‘cash gifts’ and compromising their duties in return.

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YEN.com.gh take a look at three huge ways Anas' exposé has impacted Ghana and Africa following the premiere of the documentary in June;

1. The creation of a Normalization Committee to run Ghana football in the interim

Following the airing of the documentary, footballing activities was halted in Ghana. This led to FIFA setting up a Normalization Committee to oversee the temporary running of football in Ghana.

The 4-member committee has the task of putting in place measures to return Ghana football to normalcy by March 2019.

The Normalization Committee members are Dr Kofi Amoah, Lawyer Duah Adonten, Naa Odofoley Nortey and Lucy Quist.

2. Kwesi Nyantakyi has been banned by FIFA for life

Former GFA president and second vice president at CAF, Kwesi Nyantakyi, perhaps suffered the biggest humiliation and sanction considering the fact that he was on his way to the top of African football.

FIFA on Tuesday announced that the former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president has been banned from all football related activities for life.

He was also fine an amount of CHF 500,000 (GH₡2.4million) by FIFA. He has since appealed FIFA's ruling.

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3. NSA boss also interdicted

Another big name that suffered after the 'Number 12' documentary was National Sports Authority (NSA) boss, Robert Sarfo Mensah.

Mr Sarfo Mensah was asked by President Nana Akufo-Addo to step aside.

He is currently being investigated over alleged bribery and corruption which was uncovered in the ‘Number 12’ documentary.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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