The Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mr. Mensah Thompson, has slammed Paul Adom-Otchere and Pro-Nyantakyi Campaigners over their comments after the abysmal performance of the Black Stars in the ongoing AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

Right after the poor performance of the black stars in their last group match against Comoros, there has been series of conversation on social media about the era of Kwesi Nyantakyi and how he was a blessing to Ghana football.

Some media pundits have even gone ahead to suggest that Mr.Nyantakyi should be brought back to handle Ghana football again.

Among such pro-Nyantakyi campaigners is Paul Adom-Otchere, the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV who is also the Board Chairman of the Ghana Airport Company Limited.

During Mr. Paul Adom-Otchere’s usual touch screen editorial after the match, he went round and round on why the black stars’ failure could be attributed to how Kwesi Nyantakyi was ditched following Anas’ Number 12 expose on corruption in Ghana football.

According to the ASEPA boss, he is particularly alarmed by such commentary and a rather public rationalisation of corruption which was the bedrock of Ghana’s football woes in the first place.

He stressed that blaming Anas, who went the extra mile to show Ghanaians how real the perception of corruption in our football administration was is a clear sign of misdiagnosing the current problem of the Black Stars which would ultimately lead to the administering of the wrong medication(solution) to the problem.

According to him, “the likes of Paul Adom-Otchere must be told that the only crime Anas committed if any, was his decision not reveal the entire footage of Number 12, cutting some implicative footages that would have shown the direct involvement of corrupt politicians in the cancer of corruption that had bedevilled the GFA at the time and Ghana football as a whole.”

“When Anas decided to go and show the Number 12 footage to President Akufo-Addo, ultimately leading to the sacrifice of Kwesi Nyantakyi at the instance of the “big fishes” that was Anas’ only problem with Number 12,” Mr. Mensah Thompson stated.

He believes that corruption in football administration in Ghana still persists after the removal of Kwesi Nyantakyi, even in bigger folds now.

“So the real problem is, just like now, we misdiagnosed the problem Anas’ number 12 brought out, because we were in a haste to sacrifice Nyantakyi to save the image of the President and his government from international embarrassment.”

“We removed Kwesi Nyantakyi but failed woefully to institute the necessary reforms that was needed to stop the corruption, the leakages and the overall monetization of Ghana football.”

“So people like Paul Adom-Otchere should shut up, the solution to the problem is not in the bringing back of Kwesi Nyantakyi, the solution is in the reforms that are urgently needed in football administration, the development of grassroots football and the demonetization of Ghana football,” he noted.

The ASEPA boss still maintains that Anas’ Number 12 exposé did Ghana football a lot of good but we just couldn’t sustain it because we sacrificed the much needed reforms on the alter of sensationalism and partisan politics.



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