Ghanaian broadcast journalist Michael Tuffour has admitted fabricating a sex story about the Black Stars during Ghana’s unsuccessful 2019 AFCON campaign in Egypt.
According to a publication on Kasapafmonline.com – the media house of the broadcaster, the journalist lowered his ethical standards as he failed to cross check his facts before making the publication.
A Kasapa FM publication reads: “On July 9, 2019, It was reported that some Black Stars players allegedly busily engaged themselves in sexual bouts before every match during their short stay in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Some of the players reportedly lodged their girlfriends in the same hotel they camped in, sneaking to have sex, a practice some believe accounted for their poor performance at the tournament.
However, after Kasapa FM’s Sports Journalist Michael Tuffour aka Ariel Otega who’s covering the tournament in Egypt reported the alleged incidence and it’s subsequent publication online, it turned out that he didn’t cross-check his fact.”
Tuffour reported earlier on Tuesday following the Black Stars elimination against Tunisia that some of the Black Stars players indulged in sexual activities before playing games.
The wild allegations did not reflect the situation on the grounds in the Black Stars camp as players remained focused and dedicated before matches.
Ghana topped Group F, beating Cameroon, and Benin to the top spot but succumbed to a 5-4 penalty defeat against the Tunisia following a 1-1 drawn game within regulation time with the extra time failing to produce a winner.
By El Akyereko
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