Chairman of the Governing Body, National Sports Authority (NSA), Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyeman, says he considers the investigation (Number 12) conducted by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas as two edged, both good and bad.
He believes though the investigations have brought sanity into our game of football it has also eluded us of many opportunities.
Speaking in an interview on kessben FM/Kessben TV morning sports program; Mid-field Action, Kwadwo Baah said, Ghana is now being cheated in our football games because of Anas’ investigations.
“I consider the investigations as two edged, both good and bad, good because it has exposed corrupt officials and has brought sanity into our game but that notwithstanding it has also caused people their jobs”
“A lot of people are now jobless because of this same investigation by Anas Aremeyaw Anas”
Kwadwo Baah added: “Now it has even become very hard to even talk to an officiating referee because they fear they will be captured and later disgraced, they are also officiating against us because of what Anas did to their colleagues”
“An example is our game against Mali where clearly it was seen that the match officials were against us”
An interview of Hon. Kennedy Agyapong surfaced online where he (Kennedy Agyapong) said, Hon. Kwadwo Baah told him that Anas’ investigation has made it very hard to approach match officials and even to talk of giving them money to influence games.
Hon. Kwadwo Baah however admitted having the conversation with Hon. Kennedy Agyapong but said it was taken out of contest.
“We were having our normal conversation on the effect the number 12 has brought to our football but it was taken out of contest”
“I know Kennedy is out-spoken, So I know how I communicate with him, and I always speak the truth” he said.
By: Derrick Ofori/kessbenfm.com