Coach Sarpong reveals why Nyantakyi was arrogant and vindictive

Veteran coach, J.E. Sarpong, has slammed disgraced former president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi describing him as “repulsive” and “arrogant”.

Speaking on Mr Nyantakyi’s recent predicament on Angel TV, the former Hearts of Oak coach stressed that Mr Nyantakyi run the association like his personal property to the detriment of the nation.

“He surrounded himself with mischief makers and all what these people do is to feed him with lies. They practically fought people who spoke against his management style and he surprisingly bought into that,” Coach Sarpong stated.

He disclosed that after the Brazil debacle in 2014, connoisseurs of the game impressed upon Mr Nyantakyi to relinquish his position, but he failed to heed to the advice.

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According to him, Mr Nyantakyi’s resignation at the time could have offered the nation the opportunity to properly streamline the FA.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas recently partnered the British media giant, BBC, to work on a documentary which was centered on football and politics.

The documentary titled, “Number 12” that was screened on June 6, implicated Kwesi Nyantakyi, executive members and some referees of corruption.

In the video, the former GFA boss, who is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, is seen allegedly collecting bribe and also using the names of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to solicit bribes in the Anas documentary.

Kwesi Nyantakyi has since resigned.

Comparing football in Ghana to the English Premier League (EPL), Coach Sarpong noted: “The EPL has become very attractive, competitive and lucrative because the English FA has put in place structures that are functioning properly.

“That is not what we see in Ghana. The league is gradually waning, and that explains why Ghanaians have turned their attention to European football.”

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