Former Ghana FA vice-president George Afriyie has claimed he told his former boss Kwesi Nyantakyi to step down in order to keep his legacy intact following his spectacular fall from grace to grass.
The longest-serving FA capo has been slapped with a FIFA lifetime ban after being found guilty of corruption, conflict of interest and commission charges.
Afriyie, who is back in the media limelight, five months after the Anas exposé, claims he advised his former boss to call it quit after supervising the federation for 13-years.
"I felt he [Kwesi Nyantakyi] had to move on, so I told him to leave the position to protect his legacy in Ghana Football," he is quoted by Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM.
"Fourteen years in office as Ghana Football Association was enough for him to have moved on for a new person to take over.
"I have heard some people who were telling him to be in office for 18 years on other platforms that they will vie for the GFA presidency position."
Afriyie,who is a director at Liberty Professionals, fell out with the former FIFA Council member after he was sacked, just days before the airing of the investigative piece.