Kwesi Nyantakyi, embattled football administrator whose downfall was linked to recent Tiger Eye PI documentary on greed and excessive corruption, had ambitions to run for president.
According to the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio constituency, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, the former GFA boss was covertly nurturing presidential ambitions.
“Nyantakyi thought he had the appeal and charisma to lead this nation. I’m reliably informed that he was preparing to throw himself into the ring to become the first gentleman of the state,” Nii Lante intoned.
Commenting on Nyantakyi’s resignation, the former sports minister said Nyantakyi’s unquenchable desire to be visible in all the relevant football associations was geared towards propelling himself to lead the country one day.
“Why do you think Nyantakyi was clamoring to become the vice president of CAF? In fact, the idea was to project himself, so steadily he was driving himself to the top,” Nii Lante disclosed on Angel TV on Saturday.
He added that, he said he was not surprised about the rot uncovered by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas in Ghana football.
According to him, what has been uncovered, especially about the conduct of GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi is just the tip of the iceberg.
The whole nation has been thrown into a state of shock after investigative firm, Tiger Eye PI, premiered a documentary titled, “Number 12”.
Tiger Eye PI investigators acting as investors proposed to GFA President to sponsor the Ghana Premier League. But Kwesi Nyantakyi accepting the proposal added that there are business opportunities in Ghana which the investor could get if he paid him $11m as appearance fees.
In the documentary filmed within three months, Kwesi Nyantakyi also proposed to form a company as an agent for the GFA to be paid for brokering a sponsorship deal for the league which has suffered under-investment for years.