In a leaked statement written by former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, the embattled ex-football official alleged that he was contacted by someone demanding $150,000 to prevent the screening of Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Tiger Eye P.I. expose.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was picked up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CID) after he was captured on tape receiving money supposedly meant to fix matches.
In the leaked statement, however, Nyantakyi gave his side of side the story and said almost all the things presented in the expose is not what happened.
He went on to say someone from the camp of Anas’ contacted him, demanding an amount of $150,000 so the story about him can be dropped but he did not have the money to pay them.
“Let me also confirm that there was a demand on me through a third party to part with $150k for Anas to drop the videos on me. I didn’t have said amount to meet the demand,” Nyantakyi wrote while promising to clear his name and daring Anas to release the unedited video to the public.
“My humble request to the Ghanaian public now is this, having heard my side, whatever your view is, please tell Anas to let you have the benefit of the full video devoid of his prior commentary and advice.
You are capable of understanding things yourself. Unfortunately, I do not have a video to show you because I dealt with people I trusted to be business men because they were introduced to me by a person I knew well. I have learned a bitter way that the fact you trust someone does not mean you must trust who they trust.”
For the time being, Nyantakyi has resigned from his positions as GFA president, FIFA council member, WAFU president and CAF 1 vice president.