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Sports Features of Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Source: Samuel Kweku Arhin

Media report gives Dzamefe Commission Away?

GFA president Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has expressed displeasure with the treatment meted to him by the Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 World Cup after he was asked to re-take his oath on the second day of his appearance.

The GFA boss swore by the Holy Quran on Tuesday when he appeared before the Commission to give evidence.

Strangely, instead of being reminded of the oath he had taken the previous day, Mr. Nyantakyi was queried by members of the Commission if indeed he is a Muslim and was further asked to take the oath of allegiance again.

A clearly astonished Nyantakyi, while on his feet ready to take the oath, pointed out to the commission that he had seen a report on that stated that he will be subjected to that process when he appears on Wednesday.

“Nyantakyi’s mother is muslim and that’s where his Northern accent comes from. He was raised a muslim and was actually incredibly active as a member of the National Muslim Students Union in his tertiary days.”

“In fact, to be sure that Nyantakyi is really a muslim (as there is still some doubt), our sources say he may be asked to swear again on Wednesday,” Godwin Allotey Akweiteh and Gary Al-Smith wrote in their news report for

Mr. Nyantakyi however mentioned that though it could just be a coincidence, he found it interesting to know that just as was reported on the website, he was being asked to swear again.

After his comments drew some resentment from members of the Commission especially Moses Foh Amoaning, Justice Dzamefe asked that he should be reminded of his former oath for proceedings to begin.

The GFA president is expected to continue his evidence on the happenings in the team’s camp and other issues raised during the Commission’s sittings.