Ghana FA Spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Daara is asking the Ghana Police to arrest Baba Gedo, who’s the President of Ghanaian Division One League side Amidaus Professionals, for revealing he paid bribe to a referee.
None of the Ghana FA’s disciplinary bodies has summoned the President since he made the public comments on a local radio station however the former BBC Africa broadcaster has charged the Ghana Police to arrest him.
The honest president made the shocking confession last week on Accra-based Radio Station Happy FM, that he paid hefty bribes to referees during Amidaus Professionals’ time in the Ghanaian top-flight league – the Premier League.
It has been over 14 days since the comments were passed but the Ghana FA whose corruption perception ranks high among the Ghanaian public have failed to summon the Gedo to further probe the matter and punish offending match officials.
Sannie is of the view that the Police service should however arrest and probe the case.
“I heard Baba Gedo touching on to many issues the other time but the one that caught my attention most was when the bribe payment to referees revelation he made,” Sannie told Happy FM.
Sannie, who has always been defensive of the Ghana FA since leaving the BBC to take over the top job at the association, suggests that Gedo shouldn’t have made the comments he made publicly.
“In my personal opinion he did not speak well and not only did he not speak well but he has exposed himself because I would have thought that he should have had a bigger judgement in making such a statement, and if it was have been any other country, he would be jailed because you’ve admitted to bribing people.”
Ghana football is ridden down by perceived corruption and the President of the football governing body in the West African country Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi is on record to have said that referees can take bribe but should do the right.
By El Akyereko