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Sports News of Saturday, 6 June 2020


Today in History: Anas' 'Number 12' takes over Ghana

Wednesday June 6, 2018 will go down as a historic day in Ghana football.

After months of waiting, an investigative documentary titled "Number 12" and said to have captured Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi and other officials engaging in various fraudulent activities was premiered at the Accra International Conference Center.

Expectedly, the screening attracted a large audience, with many taking to social media to share their experiences of the many 'unpalatable scenes' of the documentary.

Set for two days, the screening will continue on Thursday, with a plan of four sessions.

Nyantakyi's alleged activities in the video have warranted a police investigation on orders of Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo for a charge of "defrauding under false pretences".

There have been calls for the GFA capo to step down, but aside from rumours, the only official communication from the football governing body was a declaration of support for the beleaguered "innocent-until-proven-guilty" president.

“I have not watched the video, so I can’t talk much about it now,” Ghana international Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu told Nhyira FM.

“Per what we’re hearing outside through the media, it will bring negative and positive outcomes.

“After the video, people will lose their jobs - that’s is the negative outcome and things that will be changing [for good] in our football system are the positive outcomes.

“We need to concentrate on the positive ones which will help us to improve our game and make the nation proud."

The video is produced by Ghanaian Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a renowned investigative journalist whose documentaries seek to expose corruption and underhand deals.

His works have earned him major international honours including the Heroes Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery Award by the US Department of State, the Every Human Has Rights Award in France, the Lorenzo Natali Prize by the European Commission and the KCK Award for excellence in Print Journalism from India.

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