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Anas took $100,000 from me to kill number 12 documentary – Nyantakyi alleges

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has alleged that he paid $100,000 to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in an attempt to prevent the release of an investigative video that ultimately led to his downfall.

In June 2018, Anas released a video investigation (number 12) that captured Nyantakyi, along with several other football administrators and officials, compromising the integrity of the game on a monumental scale.

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As a result of the video, Nyantakyi resigned from all his roles at the GFA, CAF, and FIFA, and was subsequently handed a lifetime ban from football, which was later reduced to 15 years.

In an interview on Onua TV, Mr Nyantakyi revealed that Anas demanded $150,000 through his lawyers to kill the story, but he could only come up with $100,000.

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Despite this alleged payment, Anas’ lawyers informed him that the amount was inadequate, and the video was eventually released.

“Before the video was released, a former colleague at the GFA Exco, Adam Munkaila, took me to Anas’ lawyers, a certain Kwame Gyan, a lecturer at Legon. I met him at his residence around Westland and he told me Anas was his student and had informed him he needed $150,000 to kill the story.

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“I had never been to his house before. I gave them $100,000, but they told me the amount was inadequate and later went ahead to release the video,” he said on Tuesday morning.

“After the video came out, I asked for a refund and even the refund was done in pieces. Today, they would bring $20,000, and the next day another $10,000. They were giving me stories, but eventually I got everything back,” he said. 

The “Number 12” documentary had a significant impact on Ghanaian football, leading to reforms and changes within the GFA and prompting discussions about corruption in sports and governance in Ghana.

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