Bringing down Nyantakyi brought down Ghana football — Bagbin

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has said that Anas’ documentary dubbed Number 12 that resulted in Kwesi Nyantakyi’s ban from football affected Ghana football negatively.

Recalled that the former president of Ghana Football Association was handed a lifetime ban by FIFA after Anas Number 12 documentary captured him accepting a $65,000 bribe.

The ban was later reduced to 15 years following an appeal by the former FIFA Executive Council member.

Hon Bagbin said, “when we were able to bring down Kwesi Nyantakyi, we also brought down Ghana football,” Bagbin said adding that “That’s one of the brightest spots at FIFA.”

“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?

“He was a dynamic addition. The value that he 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.”

According to Mr Bagbin, there are calls for the government to bring back Nyantakyi.

“People are calling for government to forgive Nyantakyi and bring him back Nyantakyi to assist,” he revealed.