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Sports News of Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Source: The Finder

Fear grips football gurus over Anas' latest expose

Finder Sports can report that there is uneasy calm within the top echelons of the Ghana Football Association, the Referee’s Association and most Ghana Premier League clubs following the announcement by celebrated investigative journalist Anas Aremyaw Anas that his latest expose will be about corruption in the Ghanaian football space.

Over the last couple of years, there have been suggestions that the investigative journalist and his Tiger Eye PI team will focus their attention on Ghana football due to the suspicion of pervasive corruption in that sector. And it would appear all that suspicion is about to come true with his boss Kweku Baako confirming that the latest expose will shock the very foundation of hitherto decent and well-respected Ghanaians caught in this expose.

The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, gave this hint based on his sources, and said the exposé was going to be “an explosive mix.”

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana last week, Kweku Baako said this was by far the most thorough job Anas has done in his investigative career.
Anas has begun promoting the new investigative film simply titled ‘Number 12?.

The details of the documentary’s release have emerged on fliers and billboards, indicating it will be premiered in Accra on June 6, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre.

There will also be screenings in Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi between June 9 and June 16.

The Host of Good Morning Ghana, Randy Abbey, noted that his sources pointed towards an exposé in either the Executive, the Legislature or the Oil and Gas sector.
leads. So they say that it is either parliament, the Flagstaff House or the oil and gas sector, and that it is an investigation that started in 2016 into 2017, and then the very early part of 2018,” Randy Abbey said.

But Kweku Baako ruled out the exposé focusing on the Oil industry and Parliament and the Presidency.
“I got a couple of his [Anas’] boys and they said they cannot tell me directly what it is but they can give me.
He however stated that “it doesn’t mean that you will not get personalities or characters in these areas who are subjects of investigations and exposure.”

He then added that the exposé will basically be “about football and politics.”

Kweku Baako also suggested that there may be no way back for some of the officials caught up in this latest exposé.

“We are all sentimental and it hurts sometimes when you see a fine gentleman or gentlemen or good persons; people you know or like, becoming casualties… As we walk around, all of us have weaknesses and if you are not strong or if you are not careful, no matter how good you are, you get exposed and it becomes irredeemable. The damage is irredeemable [in this one].”

In 2016, the Ghana Football Association revealed its readiness to engage ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to help scrutinize some reported match-fixing allegations in Ghana Football.

In an interview with Atinka FM, spokespersons of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Sannie Darra insist his outfit are planning to engage the renowned journalist to investigate in any dealings in Ghana football concerning match fixing.

“We are planning to engage Anas to investigate our football in other to bring evidence of any match-fixing scandal,” he said.

“There have been issues of match-fixing in Ghana Football so this time around we want to call Anas to get involve so we know the truth behind all this.

“We want to ensure and make it clear that the Ghana Football Association does not involve itself in such act so we are calling on Anas to come on board.

“And I can assure you that whoever is caught will be dealt with.”