Corruption in football
A little over two years ago, I led my team at Tiger Eye on an investigation into alleged cases of corruption affecting the integrity of football administration and officiating in Ghana and other parts of Africa. Our investigation focused on local leagues, referees, club owners, coaches and the higher reaches of football administration in Ghana, as well as its connection to continental and global football.
These findings were produced into a documentary film, titled “Number 12: When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm.” The film takes a sweeping look at cases of match-fixing and its effect on hardworking footballers; compromised match officials and how that contributes to preventable tragedies (with echoes of the May 9, 2001 stadium disaster); corruption within top national sports management and its effect on the country’s reputation on the global stage.
It answers nagging questions of why the Black Stars missed out on the African Nations and the World Cup; and why our local league is in tatters. The men and women responsible were to be named and shamed in this exposé.
Since the production and release of this documentary in June 2018, we have made a lot of positive impact in the development and restructuring of football on the continent. We are expecting more impact in the coming years.
President of GFA
For 13 years, Kwesi Nyantakyi served as the President of the Ghana Football Association.
CHAIRMAN OF NSA
Vice chairman of the National Sports Authority, who became 2000 Ghana cedis richer by promising Tiger Eye that he could secure national football team opportunities for a player Tiger Eye posed to represent.
NSA Director General
Robert Sarfo Mensah
NSA Protocol Officer
NSA Media Relations Officer
Fredricka Mensah Davies
SOLVED: Referee Dawood Ouedraogo suspended 10 years from RAG and refereeing
SOLVED: Referee Jallow Ebrima banned 10 years from CAF related football activities
SOLVED: Referee Samuel Sukah banned for life from RAG and refereeing.
SOLVED: Referee Marwa Range banned for life from CAF related football activities.
Petition for Kwesi Nyantakyi
4,883 signatures were collected. Thank you everyone who signed! The Attorney General’s office has quickened the pace on the case based on the petitions.
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