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Flashback: Gov’t paid out ‘bribes’ to qualify Ghana for Brazil Earth Cup


Athletics News of Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Resource: www.ghanaweb.com


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In 2016, the Ghana Sporting activities Newspaper and the GhanaSportsonline portal described that it had sighted a leaked document from the Ministry of Youth and Athletics, which recommended that Ghana paid bribes to protected its put in the 2014 Environment Cup in Brazil.

It alleged that Ghana induced match officers and administrators throughout the qualifying sequence for the match.

The alleged leaked doc, according to the newspaper, exposed that $116,000 was invested on the match in opposition to Zambia, which Ghana gained 2-1 with an extra $199,000 to warranty Ghana’s gain around Sudan and Lesotho.

An more volume of $700,000 was also used for unclassified payments in the overall qualifiers below Elvis Afriyie Ankrah’s regime.

Previous Minister of Youth and Sporting activities, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye in 2018 accused previous GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi of bribing his way to get Ghana qualified for the Globe Cups of 2006, 2010 and 2014.

“Every sports activities journalist would say Nyantakyi did effectively simply because we competent to three World Cups … I know why we capable, we paid out even Osei Palmer admitted as significantly,” claimed Nii Lante Vanderpuye in an interview in 2018.

Go through the comprehensive tale at first posted on July 19, 2016, on Ghanaweb

A leaked doc by Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports reveals that government paid ‘bribes’ in 2014 to aid the Black Stars qualification to the Earth Cup in Brazil, a newspaper has described.

A report carried by a Ghanaian newspaper and its web site statements the leaked document from the Sports Minister, Nii Lante’s workplace claims his personal government built $420,000 unclassified payments which the newspaper described as ‘bribe’ to safe Ghana’s qualification to the entire world football fiesta.

The stories, published by the Ghana Sports activities Newspaper and carried by ghanasportsonline.com disclosed a doc leaked from the Sports Ministry uncovered how the authorities put in the stated amount on the very first-leg alone in Kumasi.

The studies even further nailed by the Sports activities Ministry indicates that a whole sum of $700,000 was utilised for unclassified payments in the overall qualifiers less than Elvis Afriyie Ankrah’s routine.

The newspaper report went on to say that the stated doc from the Athletics Minister’s business office even more disclosed that Ghana put in $116,000 on the video game versus Zambia, which Ghana gained 2-1 and a more $199,000 on Ghana’s gain about Sudan and Lesotho.

Developing fears between Ghanaians above Nii Lante’s the latest bust-ups with the Ghana Football Affiliation with promises that authorities overspends on football have specified the suspicion that his ministry without a doubt leaked the report as claimed by the newspaper.

This follows a new publication in the media in which the Minister’s outfit unveiled a personal correspondence it had with the Ghana FA to the media in a press statement.

Ghana thumped the Pharaohs of Egypt by 6-1 in the 1st leg at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to cement a relaxed placement ahead of the 2nd leg in Egypt, which the home facet won 2-1.

Ghana had a disastrous 2014 Earth Cup working experience pursuing government’s delay in the payment of look expenses for the players building chaos and anarchy in the Ghana camp.

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