Beleaguered ex-president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has spoken for the first time after the corruption exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Nyantakyi was banished from the football community [Tuesday, October 30, 20018] after the FIFA Ethics Adjudicatory Committee found him guilty of having violated Article 19 (Conflict of Interest), Article 21 (Bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.
The former CAF 1st vice-president was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) – a figure which has consistently disputed from an undercover reporter.
Ex-Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi also broke FIFA’s conflict of interest rules by accepting the monies.
Anas and his Tigereye PI investigative team sent a petition to FIFA outlining the various breaches by the once powerful Football Association President in Ghana.
It appears the world football governing have perused the petition, done with its investigation and the ruling has been damning.
Kwesi Nyantakyi will have no place in any football-related activity in the world.
Mr Nyantakyi has gone to court accusing Anas of breaching his privacy. Anas on his part has also sued Kennedy Agyepong, whose name was mentioned by Nyantakyi in the video for defamation.
In an interview on NET 2 TV this morning, the erstwhile GFA president, Mr Nyantakyi was sharing his views over matters arising from the death of one of the investigative journalists on the beat and stated that Anas and his entourage are criminals and says the Tiger Eye PI are acting like ISIS.
“They don’t have license to do what they are doing… going round, setting up people recording and embarrassing them in public. Tiger Eye PI is a criminal organization that operates like ISIS”, he revealed.
Mr Nyantakyi also admitted that the group demanded for money in order not to release the footage but when he was not forthcoming they decided to go ahead with the premiering just to embarrass him.
“Yes, they demanded money through a lawyer who is also a lecturer at Legon. When the money was not coming they decided to premiere the video dubbed number 12”, he revealed.
Mr Nyantakyi also commented on the death of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale and said he met him on many occasions both in Ghana and Dubai.
“When he comes, he is so jittery.”
The former First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) explained that the journalist could receive several calls in a spate of 30 minutes.
For him, the whole team led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas is working to satisfy members’ monetary interests and not for the love of Ghana.
“It is business that they are doing.”