The Acting Director of International Relations for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Emmanuel Danso Attefah, has described as sad the expose which revealed alleged corrupt deals at the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The GFA he said, has been recording scandals and financial malfeasance in the past and the latest one by Anas Aremeyaw Anas should offer us an opportunity to rebuild the rotten system.
Mr. Attefah, decried the fallen standards in the local league and attributed it to the corrupt nature of our leaders. He lambasted officials at the GFA for collapsing our local league and football in general and also introducing corruption in the system.
The culprits he stressed have to be punished and â€˜â€™punish well wellâ€™â€™ so it will serve as an example for others who are still engaging in corrupt deals.
He slammed Kwesi Nyantakyi for being power drunk and allowing his greed and corrupt nature to lead him into global embarrassment. Mr. Attefah said, Nyantakyiâ€™s leadership brought nothing good nor did it help in transforming our league but rather brought embarrassment and mismanagement.
â€˜â€™Nyantakyi has caused confusion in Ghana. He was not smart. He was being led by the devil. I donâ€™t want us to politicize this issue. Nyantakyi is not a politician but a GFA president. He was using the name of the president so he will benefit financially. It was sad for him to do that. Ghanaians left the AICC with pain. It is so disgusting, so distasteful, so repulsive, so uncomplimentary and Ghanaians will not forgive NPP if we fail to do something about this.â€™â€™
On the claim by Nyantakyi to take over Ghana, he said, â€˜â€™Nyantakyi said he will take over Ghana and indeed he took over Ghana. Everybody was talking about him. He is still taking over the country in the negative way. He has indeed taken over the world but in a negative way. It is a bad example for a man who has managed the GFA for many years to allow greed bring him down.â€™â€™ The decision by government to dissolve the GFA he stated â€˜â€™is a refreshing news and will help us revive the collapsed system.
Mr Nyantakyi resigned after a meeting with the Executive Committee of the Football Association Friday. He had been captured in an undercover investigation conducted by the TigerEye PI in which he made damning claims about the president of the country and his vice as well as other ministers of state.
â€œI wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.â€
â€œI wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the videoâ€, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday.