Ghana's ministry of youth and sports is under severe pressure following a leaked document by Ghana Sports Newspaper revealing that government bribed its way to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
According to the newspaper, the leaked document from the sports minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye's office show that government made $420,000 unclassified payments which the newspaper described as 'bribe' to secure Ghana’s qualification to the world football fiesta.
It further reveals that the sports ministry dolled out $700,000 for unclassified payments in the entire qualifiers under Elvis Afriyie Ankrah’s regime. This follows a recent publication in the media in which the minister’s outfit released a private correspondence it had with the Ghana FA to the media in a press statement.
Ghana had a disastrous 2014 World Cup experience following government’s delay in the payment of appearance fees for the players creating chaos and anarchy in the Ghana camp - a development which resulted in the setting of a commission of enquiry where the sports ministry got interrogated on various financial malfeasance within the ministry not forgetting the poor performance of the Black Stars during the World Cup.