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Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) Boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi has hit out at investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas following his defamation suit against Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong was dismissed.

It will be recalled that, in 2018, Nyantakyi was captured in Anas’ ‘Number 12’ exposé allegedly taking cash gifts and peddling influence.

This led to him resigning as President of the Ghana Football Association as well as losing his other positions as FIFA Council Member and 1st Vice President of Confederation of African Football.

Nyantakyi was subsequently handed a lifetime ban and fined 500,000 Swiss Francs by FIFA in the aftermath of the exposé.

He was also charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, and corruption by a public officer, but was later granted bail with some sureties.

Although his lifetime ban was subsequently reduced to 15 years following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) three years ago, Nyantakyi’s reputation remains damaged.


Speaking on Oman FM – Kwesi Nyantakyi stated that the High Court’s decision testifies to the truth that Anas is not an honest man.

“The High Court’s decision testifies to the truth that the investigative journalist is not honest, but as described by the court, he is a blackmailer and an extortionist.

“[Anas] has been totally disgraced. He once portrayed himself as an angel, but today, I’m not even sure he is at the devil’s level yet.”

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong

On Wednesday, Kennedy Agyapong was awarded damages of GHc50,000 after winning his longstanding legal battle against Anas.

Anas had sued the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) for defamation.

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