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Sports News of Tuesday, 6 October 2015


World Cup C’ssion embarked on witch-hunting spree – Nyantakyi

The President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has described some findings in the Dzamefe Commission report as misplaced adding that some of the recommendations were a deliberate attempt to discredit certain individuals.

A government White Paper on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Black Stars participation at the 2014 World Cup called for the GFA to be investigated by way of forensic audit for alleged financial deals in matches played by the Black Stars.

Apart from the GFA as a body, which faced investigation over various sums of money, its President also faced investigations over how he spent $200,000 the state paid to him towards a friendly match while the Black Stars were preparing for the World Cup.

Speaking on the Morning Starr Tuesday, Nyantakyi told host Nii Arday Clegg that the commission ignored the real issues and focused on insignificant issues.

“The serious issues were not addressed in my view…they also made damning observations or findings which are not founded in law or facts. There was a finding that Kwesi Nyantakyi should be investigated by the BNI for not accounting for 200,000 dollars that was paid by the state for the organization of a friendly match prior to the World Cup and that was the first time that I heard about that.

“I think that to an extent some of the issues were taken for a joke, we were not looking beyond individuals; Kwesi Nyantakyi was looked at as an individual that must be crucified by all means and so some of the findings were personalized around him rather than the institution of football…and it is very unfortunate…of course if I did something wrong it must be pointed out but when you strenuously and deliberately try to find faults when none exists, it exposes you as a wicked person or someone embarking on a witch-hunting spree”.