Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw, has apologized for any damage his Number 12 exposé may have caused to football tournaments and activities in the country.
Speaking in a TV3 exclusive interview on Wednesday, June 27, Anas said he only set out to ensure that football affairs were run in the country devoid of back kicks, bribery, among other things.
However, Anas’ investigative documentary premiered on June 6 in Accra that exposed deepseated corruption in the football circle has caused the U-17 women team to stop training ahead of the 2018 U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantaky, football administrators and scores of referees among others were captured on ta[e receiving monies to allegedly compromise his position.
Mr. Nyantakyi was consequently given a 90-day ban by FIFA forcing him to resign
“To be honest, I am just learning for the first time that that this one has stopped the under 17 women; I did not know. I do not follow football… if I have hurt the feelings of these people, I can only say I apologise,” he said in the one-on-one interview with TV’s Michael Oti Adjei.
Anas said he had no idea his work, the #Number12, will lead to a halt in football activities, adding he had no intention of disrupting football activities in Ghana.
Ghana’s Football Association is currently being dissolved by the government; an action many fear could result in the world football governing body FIFA banning Ghana from participating in its activities.