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Anas ‘Number 12’ video vindicates players in Brazil 2014 scandal – Micheal Essien

Former Ghana international, Michael Essien says the ‘Number 12’ documentary by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas vindicates players who were believed to have caused mayhem at the camp of the Black Stars during the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The playing body agitated against the officials of the Ghana Football Association over bonuses culminated in the airlifting of 3 million dollars from Ghana to Brazil.

Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng were subsequently expelled from the team’s camp for alleged physical assault and verbal abuse on management members.

Ghana were crashed out of the competition in the group stage of the Mundial.

after the arrival of the team, former president, John Dramani Mahama instituted a Commission of Enquiry to investigate Ghana’s public ridicule found officials of the FA including then-President Kwesi Nyantakyi guilty of financial malfeasance.

And veteran midfielder believes recent revelations from the Number 12 Documentary bring more meaning to the events Brazil 2014.

“What happened in Brazil was not supposed to happen in the first place but it did.

“Strange men were brought to the team’s camp and we didn’t know who they were.

“Things happened and that episode is sad, its a shame.

“Maybe with this Anas revelation Ghanaians will understand better what happened,” he added.

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