Kwesi Nyantakyi has admitted committing “a series of errors of indiscretion” when he met undercover reporters who posed as investors to sponsor the Ghana Premier League.
The Ghana FA president, who has since resigned after being banned for 90 days by FIFA, when the video was premiered in Ghana, has apologised for “gravely associating the highest office of the land” in a private conversation.
Mr. Nyantakyi, who was bribed with $65,000 by the principal investor in Dubai, also demanded $12 million to be given to senior government officials to aid the investors get mega deals in Ghana.
“I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the Nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video,” a part of his letter to announce his resignation said.
He added: “I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any Government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.
“I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video”, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday.
Meanwhile, his close associate the Northern regional chairman of the Ghana FA Abdulahi Alhassan has also resigned after being captured on tape aiding to swindle undercover reporters posing as investors.
Abu, as he is popularly called, was seen at all times with his boss striking sponsorship deals which will fetch them huge cuts against the ethics of football rules.
“I Abdulai Alhassan after a careful reflection on my role and action in the recent Anas Aremeyaw Anas Expose, I have decided to resign as the chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association and an Executive Committee Member of the Ghana Football Association.
“My decision is a result of deliberations I have had between with family and associates. I wish to state my interest was to develop Ghana Football which led me to take the supposed investors to the president of the Ghana Football Association.
“I hereby render unqualified apology to my family, friends and the people I was elected to serve and the country at large.
“I also sincerely apologize to Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and all his sympathizers for being the person who led the supposed investors to him. I hope that Ghana Football will get back to its feet from this controversy,“ Abu said in a statement.