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Former Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah’s downfall triggered by NDC bigwigs

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Soccer News of Thursday, 30 July 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

2020-07-30

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Chief drummer for the senior national group, Joseph Langabell, has claimed that Elvis Afriyie Ankrah failed as Sports Minister for the reason that of bigwigs in his occasion, National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr Ankrah endured a sorry finish to his tenure as Sports activities Minister pursuing Ghana’s terrible Entire world Cup campaign in Brazil 2014.

Not only was the team inadequate on the field, but the country was also subjected to worldwide ridicule when $3 million in income was flown to Brazil to settle players bonuses immediately after they had absent on strike and refused to practice.

The charismatic and charming Ankrah could not support but drop tears when he appeared in advance of Fee of Enquiry which was established up by ex-President John Mahama to glance into the nationwide disgrace.

6 several years later on, Langabell, who was shut to the incident, has produced some surprising revelation which could induce disunity in the NDC party forward of the approaching elections.

Langabell mentioned that Mr Ankrah was systematically discouraged and sabotaged by his celebration officers who wished to fail. According to Langabell, they imagined Mr Ankrah had develop into much too effective immediately after the Black Stars sensationally certified for the Planet Cup by thrashing Egypt 6-1 in Kumasi.

Langabell stated Mr Ankrah’s then Deputy Minister Sporting activities Minister Joseph Yamin as one of the persons who designed certain Mr Ankrah failed.

“I warned the Minister [Elvis Afriyie Ankrah] about plots guiding the scenes by senior officers near to him at the Sporting activities Ministry to make positive he messes up since they noticed him as receiving too preferred and highly effective,” Langabell stated on Max TV’ Black Stars Classics display hosted by the former Minister’s brother, Yaw Ampofo Ankrah.

“Let me inform you some thing, Yaw, your brother was introduced down by his own men and women and not any opposition strategically. I understood about this for the reason that I am a techniques and indicates man or woman and I received information and facts from all corners so I went to his business to warn him about some of his shut political allies who ended up doing the job against him but he did not get the necessary motion that is why they succeeded in sabotaging him and you know what I am stating is real.”

The Black Stars experienced a potent facet and have been extremely-fancied to go additional in the opposition regardless of remaining in a tough group, containing Germany, Portugal and United states of america. Ghana finished base with just one particular position which they won in opposition to eventual winners Germany.

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