Kwesi Nyantakyi: Former Ghana FA President Confirms Paying $100,000 to Get Anas Documentary Stopped

Kwesi Nyantakyi: Former Ghana FA President Confirms Paying $100,000 to Get Anas Documentary Stopped

Lukman Mumuni
April 2, 2024 at 12:24 PM
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  • Kwesi Nyantakyi insists he paid money to stop an investigative piece from airing
  • The former Ghana Football Association president resigned after a bribery scandal
  • Nyantakyi is planning on making a return to public office by contesting for parliament

Former president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has disclosed that he paid $100,000 to get an investigative documentary on his time as boss of the FA stopped.

However, investigative journalist, Anas Armeyaw Anas, went on to show the documentary, leading to the resignation of Nyantakyi from all his roles in football.

The former CAF vice president was later handed a life ban from football which was subsequently reduced to 15 years.

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Kwesi Nyantakyi opens up on paying $100,000 to Anas Armeyaw Anas. Credit: @ghanasoccernet.
Source: Twitter

In an interview on Onua FM, the former FA boss, who is seeking a return to public office by contesting for the Ejisu Parliamentary seat, opened up on his ordeal with the investigative journalist.

“Before the video was released, a former colleague at the GFA Exco, Adam Munkaila, took me to Anas' lawyers, a certain Kwame Gyan, a lecturer at Legon. I met him at his residence around Westland and he told me Anas was his student and had informed him he needed $150,000 to kill the story," he said, as quoted by My Joy Online.
"I had never been to his house before.
"I gave them $100,000, but they told me the amount was inadequate and later went ahead to release the video.
“After the video came out, I asked for a refund and even the refund was done in pieces. Today, they would bring $20,000, and the next day another $10,000. They were giving me stories, but eventually, I got everything back."

Nyantakyi was Ghana's FA boss between 2005 to 2018 and was the first to lead the country to the FIFA World Cup as head of the country's football, as reported by ESPN.

Four players make Ghana debut

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Black Stars coach Otto Addo handed four players their Ghana debut in the friendlies against Nigeria and Uganda.

Midfielders Abu Francis, Ibrahim Osman, Ebenezer Annan and Amankwah Forson all made their first appearances for the national team in March.

Ghana lost to Nigeria 2-1 before drawing 2-2 with Uganda in the games played in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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