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Sports News of Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Ex-deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin takes aim at Osafo Marfo over corruption claims

Joseph Yamin Minister Sports Joseph Yamin, Former deputy Youth and Sports Minister

Former deputy Youth and Sports Minister Joseph Yamin has fiercely attacked Senior Minister, honourable Yaw Osafo Marfo for attributing football corruption in the country to the previous government administration.

Speaking at a forum to launch this year’s national anti-corruption and transparency week in Accra, the former sports minister alleged that corruption is the main reason behind the poor state of the local league.

“Corruption in football got so deep after 2010 in this country and Ghanaian’s are no more interested in the Local league; are there any politicians there,”Osafo Marfo said.

However, the senior minister's assertion that corruption in football took an upward turn in 2010 did not go down well with Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, who says Hon. Osafo Marfo has no moral right to preach anti-corruption in Ghana football.

And the outspoken Joseph Yamin has also added fuel to the attack by claiming that the Senior Minister speaks like a serial caller of the ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“Bribery did not start in 2010, so corruption has been part of world football since infancy,” he told Adehye FM in an interview.

“If we want to fight corruption let’s fight it and stop given timelines to paint to the picture that football corruption started under NDC.

“What did Osafo Marfo did to fight corruption in Ghana football when he was a ministry? He is talking like a serial caller.”

“The NPP in government painted as black to Ghanaian’s for not implementing the Brazil commission report but have they been able to work with the document since assuming office,” he added.

Hon. Yamin believes that fighting football corruption is a holistic issue and it shouldn’t be politicized in any manner.