General News of Thu, 24 May 201810
Football legend threatens ‘demo’ over Anas expose
Ghanaian football legend, Rev Osei Kofi, has threatened to lead a massive demonstration against any move to shield corrupt officials captured in the latest documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
According to him, Ghanaians will not accept any attempt by government or any state institution to cover people who will be implicated in the latest piece by the renowned journalist.
“We’re all waiting to watch the said video but any attempt to shield any official allegedly captured on tape for wrongdoings will lead to a massive demonstration in the country,” the former Ghanaian international stated.
The former Black Stars player was speaking on Adom FM’s Burning Issues program hosted by Afia Pokua Wednesday.
The show was discussing the controversies surrounding the arrest of GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, following President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo complaint to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service.
He is of the conviction that the scandal at the GFA will bring sanity to the administration of football in the country.
“The GFA president is thirteen (13) years in office and a total of twelve (12) ministers have been sacked at the Ministry of Youth and Sports; why is Nyatakyi still in office,” he questioned.
His comments come hours after Kwesi Nyantakyi was granted bail after close to five hours of interrogation at CID headquarters in Accra.
The CAF 1st Vice-President and FIFA Council Member is facing a police probe on claims of corruption, specifically for “defrauding by false pretense”.
He is said to have used the name of Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo and his office fraudulently.
He was picked up at the Kotoka International Airport around 12:30 pm on Wednesday after returning from a trip abroad.
Rev. Osei Kofi is disappointed that Kwesi Nyantakyi failed to learn lessons from the scandal that led to the impeachment of former FIFA President, Joseph Sepp Blatter as well as former CAF President, Issa Hayatou.