Sports News of Friday, 22 January 2016
World-renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw says he never claimed there is corruption in the Ghana Football Association (GFA) but insists that there could be corruption in the general game in the country which he could look into in future.
This means he could look into investigating other arms of the game like refereeing, club administrations and even suspected corruption at the gate for matches in the local league.
News was rife few months ago that the ace investigative journalist has hinted of evidence of corruption at the Ghana Football Association.
Ghana’s football governing body for most times have been accused of corruption especially when it comes to matters involving the senior national team, the Black Stars.
President of the Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has however dared anybody who has evidence of corruption at the Ghana Football Association to present the evidence to the appropriate authorizes.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas after uncovering the Judiciary scandal in the Ghana was reported to have said he had evidence of corruption at the Ghana Football Association.
The international investigative journalist in an exclusive interview with Pulse.com.gh explained the situation when asked about his corruption evidence against the Ghana Football Association:
“That is a question that was asked me. And the question was ‘Is there corruption in Ghana football?’ It wasn’t about GFA [Ghana Football Association] and I said yes, there is corruption.
“‘Would you investigate Ghana football one day?’ and I said yes, why not? I am a journalist. I can investigate anybody. I didn’t pick on the GFA and I said I want to investigate the GFA, no.
If tomorrow I have to investigate them [GFA], I will just go ahead and investigate them. There is nothing too far, nothing too near. I guess that is the work of every journalist.”
Ghana set up a Presidential Commission of Inquiry [PCI] to look into the financial dealings of things that happened during the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.
The government went on the international media radar for airlifting millions of dollars to players during the tournament after a misunderstanding between players and managemen