Former National Black Meteors coach, David Duncan has urged the government to consider awarding ace international undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas with a national award for his impeccable contribution to the nation through his unique and result-oriented style of journalism.
According to Duncan, who once coached the national Under 17 team, the Black Starlets to the World Cup in Peru, the Tiger Eye PI latest project, “Number 12” has succeeded in exposing the age-long perception of rot in football in Ghana, thereby giving the nation the opportunity to fix the endemic canker of corruption that has over the years bedeviled the sport in Ghana.
Adding that, “Anas must be awarded by the nation for his works, which ultimately will change the game for the better for good”.
The Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC and Accra Hearts of Oak Coach who is noted to have fought corruption by openly criticized the FA over the years believes that, but for the frantic and keen efforts of Anas in the Number 12 project, Ghana would still be wallowing in corruption in football.
Since number 12 was premiered, the coach who also coached Obuasi-based Ashantigold SC has been very vocal, throwing his support behind the project because, according to him, at last, the game will be purged of the devil called corruption which had eaten the fabric of the game to the core.
Duncan thinks that, “Number 12” is unmatched and only comparable to independence in Ghana.
“Number 12 is only next to Ghana’s independence in 1957” he said in an SMS message to the ultimate Sports show on an Accra-based radio station, Asempa FM.
Government and FIFA met last week to fashion out a roadmap towards returning Ghana football to normalcy after football activities grounded to a halt with government suspending all football activities following the massive revelations of corruption shown in the Anas “Number 12” project.