The Board Chairman of Legon Cities FC, Fred Agbenyo, has revealed that the investigative exercise carried out by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in 2018 on Ghana Football was a useless exercise that has rather made things worst, leading to the massive retrogression of football in the country.
Speaking in an interview on Angel TV’s Abomu Sport show hosted by Esther Abankwa, Mr. Agbenyo noted that the exposè has caused the country’s football more harm than good, a situation that has affected both the National teams and clubs in international tourneys.
“Officiating is difficult and worst. Look, I would say something controversial, I know a lot of people will not agree, but it is what it is. Anas exposè was an exercise in futility, it didn’t help us in any way.
It has affected our national teams and clubs. There is some level of solidarity among the referees from other countries with the local Referees, and this has affected our clubs greatly,” he said.
The Legon Cities FC Boss further stated that the Exposè was purposely done out of sheer hatred for Kwasi Nyantekyi, an act that has greatly affected Ghana Football.
” Kwasi Nyantekyi was traded off for nothing. I believe he would have been CAF President by now. Look, a lot of things happen in football aside what we see on the pitch. Look at the benefits that Cameroon enjoyed when Issa Hayatu was CAF President.
I can tell you, without any fear or favour, that the whole exercise was done out of envy, hatred and what have you for Nyantakyi. Are we saying that the reason for which the Exposè was carried out, those things are not happening again in our football? It would never stop, because this is a human institution, it happens everywhere in the world” he said.
About the Anas Exposè;
In 2018, Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a documentary titled The ‘Number 12’ on Ghana Football which revealed top Ghana FA officials engaging themselves in corruption activities.
Former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi who was caught in the video resigned from his post as the president of the Ghana Football Association, first vice president of CAF and president of WAFU Zone B.
However, match officials who were also caught on tape were also sanctioned with some receiving a lifetime ban.
This led to the formation of a FIFA/CAF Normalization Committee to run football activities in the country before elections were held in 2019 to elect a new GFA President .