Ace Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ name has resurfaced on the handles of Twitter users. This is due to some comments made by Speaker Alban Bagbin on the current state of Ghana football.
Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has blamed the woes of Ghana football on the dismissal of former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi. Mr Nyantakyi was sacked due to revelations made by Anas and his Tiger Eye PI’s Number 12 expose’. Speaking after swearing in newly elected executives of the Parliamentary Press Corps, Mr. Bagbin noted that “when we were able to bring down Kwesi Nyantakyi, we also brought down Ghana football.”
The Speaker disclosed that during a meeting with Executives of the Federation of FIFA, they questioned why that was done to Mr Nyantakyi. “When I met the Executives of FIFA and said I was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, they said what happened? Why did you people do that?
“The value that he (Nyantakyi) carried at their meetings – he was highly respected, he was very influential and Ghana football was up there. We thought we were handling Nyantakyi, but we didn’t know we were handling the whole of Ghana.”
Users who have heard the statements made by the Speaker, wonder if Mr. Alban Bagbin is suggesting that Mr. Nyantakyi should not have been sanctioned. For such users, they said Anas did the right thing when he premiered his documentary that highlighted the level of corruption in football and among football administrators in Ghana on 6 June, 2018.
Here are a few tweets:
A section of users believe Nyantakyi is not guilty as suggested by Anas and his team.