Outspoken Ghanaian football administrator Kofi Manu has revealed that he resigned from his role as the CEO of Techiman City FC because of Charles Kwadwo Ntim’s involvement in planning the No.12 exposé which ousted the entire football hierarchy in 2018.
The Number 12 exposé, which was a collaborative piece between ace Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s Tigre Eye PI and the BBC, exposed massive corruption in the Ghanaian football space as top club administrators and match officials were caught on camera indulging in bribery and corruption.
Former Ghana FA President and CAF ExCo member Kwesi Nyantakyi was a key target of the expose which led to his eventual removal as the Ghana FA President, CAF Exco member and eventual ban by FIFA and removed from all his positions in football.
Kofi Manu, who at the time was one of the closest confidantes of Nyantakyi, was also caught on camera indulging in an act described by many as a corrupt.
Three years after the exposé swept Ghana football off its feet there seem to be a little improvement regarding the problems the exposé sought to achieve.
Speaking on GTV Sports+ Manu, popularly known as Blue Boy, has revealed he resigned from his position as CEO of Techiman City FC at the time due to the involvement of the club’s owner in the exposé.
“I was then the CEO of Techiman City FC and director of Aduana Stars but I resigned because of what heard that Micky Charles was involved in the planning of the No.12 exposé,” he told Carl Tuffour on GTV Sports+’s Sunday Night Live show.
“I believe that Ghanaians have now learnt their lessons from what happened with the exposé. A lot of people raised the issues of accountability with Kwesi Nyantakyi. But, football as an association has its own structures every year at congress there is an audited accounts of the FA. Between 2006 and 2018 that Kwesi Nyantakyi was the President of the Ghana Football Association,” he added.