2014 World Cup: Think about ailing Three Lions and stop the false reportage - Ghana FA chief blasts 'fake' British press

Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has hit out at British Press

Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has hit out at British Press

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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After denying his involvement in a reported match-fixing scandal and reporting the issue to FIFA, Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has taken the British press to task and questioned the quality of the English national team – the Three Lions.

The Telegraph, a British media organisation, released a supposed undercover report that implicates the Ghana FA chief and two other leading officials in Ghanaian football administration.

The reports, which has gone viral on the international media which has a Ghana FA Executive Committee Member Obed Nketiah and FIFA Match and Player Agent Christopher Forsythe captured on video agreeing to play matches of convenience, has been seen by a section of the Ghanaian public as ploys to distract Ghana’s campaign at the ongoing 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Telegraph, who first published the reports have conflicting reports in their newspaper and online versions and, the Ghana FA President has questioned the focus and intent of the British press.

“It is a very mischievous publication, there is no merit in it and is meant to derail our hard won reputation but we will not fall for such cheap propaganda and mischievous journalism.

“We are not responsible for England’s [early] exit from the World Cup. And why is it that they [English press] are not targeting European countries where fixing of matches originated?

“Africa is always the target, they only conduct their investigations in Africa.”

Appropriately, the Ghana Football Association have officially asked the Ghana Police and INTERPOL to investigate the claims to prove its innocence of the charges while reports have also been sent to FIFA to conduct their own separate and independent investigations into the matter.

The allegations, which is also coming from the British press adds to existing claims by the same country’s media who claims FIFA officials accepted bribe in awarding the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar.

Their obsession with allegations and accusations of FIFA officials is regarded by many as jealousy and bitter feeling stemming from the fact of their failure to secure the hosting rights of the 2022 World Cup and early exit from the 2014 World Cup.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Collynzo says:

    Shut up sir!
    Gayna is going out too.

  2. Nimo says:

    you could have dismissed the proposal at once when it was discussed with you. you knew it was corruption but as a good pretender you were being indirect, demanding to sign contacts and all that crap. You’re not a baby, are u? Don’t tell me your mind was playing tricks on you. it’s just that your cup is full, what are u going to do now? just step down cos you’re making yourself look like a damn fool denying it when it’s clearly evident in the footage which has been made available for the world to see on the channel 4 website. I wonder why some Ghanaians are shielding him, corruption is everywhere but it must be under control and reduced significantly.

  3. YAW ANSAH says:

    Nonsense Nyantekyi.
    Only one ,out of the bunch of British media, the Telegraph, undertook this undercover investigation against you .They must have a good reason.
    Why do you attack the British FA and their National team? Strange that as a Ghana FA boss you have no idea that Ghana is the one country from Africa enjoying immense support from the British in this wc tourny.
    I ADVISE YOU not to taunt the rest of the british media cos believe me if they open fire against you and your various dealings, you will vanish from your current assumedly hereditary position as GFA Boss as well as your CAF and FIFA aspirations

  4. jb says:

    We all have watched the video don’t be defensive as you can’t defend yourself unless it was your twin brother in the video which we all know is you

    • Papa USA says:

      where in the video did you hear him talk about match fixing with the reporters. Yes Obed is corrupt and he agreed to it. If you guys can remember about 3 or 4 year ago one of the under 20 players accused the under 20 management of corruption and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s this Obed who did it.

  5. Papa USA says:

    where in the video did you hear him talk about match fixing with the reporters. Yes Obed is corrupt and he agreed to it. If you guys can remember about 3 or 4 year ago one of the under 20 players accused the under 20 management of corruption and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s this Obed who did it.