Stop tagging Kwesi Nyantakyi as ‘corrupt’ – Kofi Manu
Player Status Committee chairman for the country’s football governing body (GFA), Kofi Manu popularly known in football circles as “Blue Blue” has called on Ghanaians to stop labelling former Ghana FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi as corrupt insisting unless court proves it.
The astute lawyer and banker was filmed in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas “Number 12″ documentary accepting monies as a gift from TigerEyePI crew who expressed interest in sponsoring the Ghana Premier League.
But in an interview with Accra-based Happy FM on Wednesday, Mr Manu said, “Why will you condemn Kwesi Nyantakyi as a criminal when he has not been taken to court and proven guilty?”
The controversial football administrator admitted accepting money from the undercover journalist but returned it following a hint was given to him by someone.
“I also took the money from Anas but I returned it after someone from the GFA gave me a hint the following day. If I had wanted to be rich, I would have enriched myself in Cameroon”.
He also confirmed that he will not sue controversial investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, as a result of financial constraint.
“I won’t take Anas to court. I don’t have money; I have no evidence that I returned the money to Anas and Acquah because I didn’t know I was being filmed. I accepted the money with a clean conscience”.
“What crime has been committed at the GFA secretariat to be labelled as a crime scene?”
“Why is government being unfair to the GFA? Is it because of football? Why is the government not taking steps to dissolve the Electoral Commission too?”, he added.