General News of Sat, 9 Jun 201834
I was deceived by 'scammers' - Kwesi Nyantakyi
Embattled former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi says he did no wrong in the Anas Expose but reveals he was deceived by a group of scammers.
According to Kwesi Nyantakyi, who resigned as FA Boss on Friday, he was deceived by people who he thought were genuine and could actually invest in the country.
Following the revelations of the Expose by investigative journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas, Mr. Nyantakyi rendered an unqualified apology to President of the country, Nana Akufo Addo and the other names of high profile personalities he mentioned in the video.
“I 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 video,” the statement said.
He went on to admit no wrongdoing insisting he was scammed by the undercover reporters with whom he came into contact with Northern Regional FA Chairman Abdulai Alhassan.
"In the said report I committed a series of errors of indiscretion. I gravely associated the highest office of the land –the presidency- with private discussions I had with “Scammers” who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country.”
Kwesi Nyantakyi was President of the Ghana Football Association in the last 13 years and was CAF Vice President up until his resignation on Friday.