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General News Thu, 19 Jul 2018

Randy Abbey also claimed BBC's extensive role in Anas investigation

Former Ghana FA Executive Randy Abbey also claimed that the BBC played an extensive role in the football investigation which has not been denied by the British broadcaster.

This comes after Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has apologized for publicly stating that Anas' documentary; Number 12 was a collaboration between the BBC and the ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

There is no pressure on Abbey to also fall on his sword after he also joined the fray by revealing the extensive role played by the BBC.

“I know Anas Aremeyaw Anas extremely well. He has been my small boy for over 20 years now,” Abbey said on Nhyira FM before the unveiling on the controversial investigation.

The former GFA executive, who wants to play a key role on who becomes the next Ghana FA President, revealed details of how Anas would broadcast his investigations on Ghana football including an airing on the BBC even though the journalist or the British broadcaster had not revealed it.

“The Anas video has been translated into 17 different languages by the BBC to give chance for their over 70 million viewers the opportunities to watch and understand.

"After airing the video in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, and Takoradi. The BBC will then transmit the video. Three days after, the local television stations can show the video," Randy revealed.

These set of extraordinary coincidences have led to the widespread belief that Abbey is behind the investigation on Ghana football which could pave the way to achieve his lifelong ambition of taking charge of the federation.

Abbey, who was a former spokesman for the GFA, has never hidden his desire to return to the federation and play a key role over who is the next leader.

The television broadcaster is said to be seeking revenge on federation officials after he became unpopular among the football electorate when he was part of the Executive Committee a few years ago.

There is a widespread belief among the football fraternity in Ghana that Randy Abbey, a former executive of the federation, masterminded the investigation on the game in the country by Anas.

Source: ghanaguardian.com
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