- The wife of Kwesi Nyantakyi, Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, has said nobody would survive if all private conversations were recorded
- She said anyone found in her husband’s situation would not survive it
- Nyantakyi’s wife further asked Ghanaians to be considerate in condemning her husband
Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, the wife of embattled former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has said Ghanaians must be considerate in condemning her husband.
According to her, it would be difficult for anyone caught in her husband’s situation to survive.
“If he had known, I am sure that things that he said or did; he wouldn’t have done them...That you come to me; deceive me and then I follow you; for you to do this to me,” she said on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana Tuesday, according to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Myjoyonline.com.
Her comments followed wild reactions by Ghanaians following the news of her husband’s lifetime ban and fine by world football body FIFA.
To Mrs. Nyantakyi, Ghanaians have overly criticised and condemned her husband, when it was clear that no one is perfect as a human being.
She buttressed her point saying that if every private conversations with business partners, friends, associates, others, were all recorded, everyone would be in trouble.
“I mean we are all human beings…the conversations that we have every day amongst us as friends, as associates and business partners, if those conversations are taken out, all of us will be in trouble.”
“The sociologists will tell you that ‘human beings are complex beings’; as soon as a light is thrown on you; your behaviour, your demeanour, your gestures change; so you talk to somebody knowing that there’s no one else watching you, there are no cameras, and then all of a sudden; everything is in the open," Mrs. Nyantakyi decried.
Her husband has been found guilty by FIFA after it conducted an investigations into his alleged corrupt practices as captured in an investigative piece by ace journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Nyantakyi was filmed by Anas demanding monies in excess of $11 million apparently to settle some of Ghana’s top politicians including the president, his vice, and some ministers of state.
He told the supposed business investor that he could “take over the whole country” if he was willing to give away millions in exchange for huge government contracts.
In what was deemed unethical behaviour, Nyantakyi also planned to set up an agency to collect a percentage of sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League which he was securing with the supposed investor.
Mr. Nyantakyi, since the video was released, resigned from his FA, WAFU, CAF and FIFA positions.
FIFA has finally handed him a lifetime ban from all football activities and a fine of $497,000.
In a related development, Nyantakyi’s wife has revealed that her husband paid an amount of $100,000 to stop the filming of the video which has shamed her husband.
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