- The Ghanaian journalist who first published that the Black Stars team were having sex in Egypt has apologized
- Michael Tuffuor disclosed that he did not cross-check his facts before publishing the story
- The Black Stars camp had denied all allegations that were published in the story
Sports journalist Michael Tuffuor popularly known as Ariel Otega has apologized for publishing a story about the Ghana Black Stars team about their relations with women.
According to the Kasapa FM , their journalist lowered his standard as he did not cross-check the information available before publishing the story.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Peacefmonline.com, the Accra-based radio station expressed regret over the publication.
A Kasapa FM publication read: “On July 9, 2019, it was reported that some Black Stars players allegedly busily engaged themselves in sexual bouts before every match during their short stay in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt."
Some of the players reportedly lodged their girlfriends in the same hotel they camped in, sneaking to have sex, a practice some believe accounted for their poor performance at the tournament.
However, after Kasapa FM’s Sports Journalist Michael Tuffour aka Ariel Otega who’s covering the tournament in Egypt reported the alleged incidence and it’s subsequent publication online, it turned out that he didn’t cross-check his facts.
Tuffour reported earlier on Tuesday July 9, 2019 following the Black Stars elimination against Tunisia that some of the Black Stars players indulged in sexual activities before playing games.
The allegations did not reflect the situation on the ground in the Black Stars camp as players remained focused and dedicated before matches.
Ghana topped Group F, beating Cameroon, and Benin to the top spot but succumbed to a 5-4 penalty defeat against Tunisia following a 1-1 drawn game within regulation time with the extra time failing to produce a winner.
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