Political scientist, Professor Ransford Gyampo, says President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, appeared cheap and got carried away by the largesse the “investors” offered in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ documentary.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the first screening of the documentary at the Accra International Conference Center, AICC, the lecturer said some of the GFA officials appeared desperate whilst others were genuinely entrapped.
“It is a sad day for Ghana. Watching the video, it clearly showed that some of the officials were desperate to use their office to influence the game by taking inducements, but frankly speaking others were also entrapped,” Professor Gyampo asserted.
He however questioned the methodology used by the Tiger Eye PI and the British Broadcasting Corporation in gathering evidences against the supposed corrupt football administrators.
Anas’ expose, dubbed #Number12, focuses on corruption in Ghana’s football administration, which was aired today.
Many Ghanaian FA officials and referees are also reported to have been caught in match-fixing deals.
Top football officials are also reportedly seen taking money to give footballers call-ups to the national team and more playing time.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was the first person publically implicated ahead of the documentary screening.
He is said to have used the name of the President, the Vice President and other senior officers of the government to collect money and lure supposed foreign investors interested in establishing businesses in Ghana.
President Nana Akufo-Addo filed a complaint at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service after a security briefing on the expose.
Anthony Karbo was also caught up in the early fall out when snippets of the documentary’s content started emerging.
In the video, Kwesi Nyantakyi alleged that Anthony Karbo was his middleman to get potential investors to the presidency.
The Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways was invited by the CID and interrogated on Monday, May 28, 2018.