Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, wife of former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed an attempt made by her spouse (Kwesi Nyantakyi) to stop the airing of Anas’ video documentary by trying to cough out $100,000 to the “Tiger Eye PI” team.
According to Mrs Nyantakyi a request from the team to pay $150,000 could not hold as her husband could only afford $100,000 which was rejected by the latter.
Nyantakyi has been banned from all football activities and further fined $500,000 by the World Football governing body who found him culpable to charges of corruption levelled against him.
This came after he was exposed by investigative Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.
The former CAF vice President in the video was heard and seen involved in practices against his position as the FA President.
Having initially received a suspension from FIFA, the WA All Stars owner was asked to stay away football activities after a thorough investigation by FIFA.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good evening Ghana show, Mrs. Nyantakyi who bemoaned the currently state of her husband revealed her partner tried to stop the “shame” with an attempted $100,000 to “Anas and his team”.
“Well, there’s information, and there’s truth in that information. Apparently, we became so desperate when we realized that all that they presented to us were false, so we tried to make some interventions, and they proposed that he pays some money,” she said.
“They proposed $150,000; my husband couldn’t afford it, so he gave out $100,000 dollars, and they came back to him and said the person says you need to add $50,000, and he said well, I don’t have it; that’s all that I have.
She further explained the said amount of $100,000 was refunded after the airing of the video.
“They brought $40,000 first; and then, later on, they brought $60,000 dollars. I have not gathered the courage to watch the full video, because the small that I watched, I knew that the way he is talking; that is not my husband; something might have gone wrong.”
Kwesi Nyantakyi served as Ghana Football Association President for 13 years having resumed offers in 2005 and further played a role on the FIFA executive council.
By Frank Darkwah