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Ex Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah suspects sabotage in Ghana's failed World Cup bid

Published on: 25 August 2014
Ex Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah

Ex Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah suggests he felt at some point he was being sabotaged during Ghana’s participation at the 2014 World Cup.

The entire preparation and organization of Ghana's failed bid in Brazil – including the airlifting of players, officials and supporters – is being probed by a Presidential Commission of Enquiry.

It has emerged during sittings of the commission so far that certain key systems and mechanisms put in place to ensure Ghana’s successful participation at the World Cup failed.

The former Minister of Sports Elvis Afriyie Ankrah taking his turn with the commission to prove he didn’t neglect his duties during the systemic failure suggests he felt at some point he was being sabotaged but says detailed observations of his suspicion will be given to the commission in-camera.

“There are some aspects of this whole drama that does not make sense but we will talk in chambers,” he told the commission on Monday.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Rasheed says:
    August 25, 2014 01:37 pm
    Afriyie, Why talk in chambers?,,my friend if you have nothing to say just shut up and your face your humiliation in good faith.
  • Barnabas Senyo says:
    August 25, 2014 02:01 pm
    You were sabotaged by your own ignorance and selfishness.
  • selfmade says:
    August 25, 2014 03:27 pm
    If there was a sabotage, then it means u are not smart and incompetent and hence u should be trial for causing financial loss to the state!! If u allowed yourself to be sabotaged which has lead to huge financial loss, then u have confirmed our suspicious that u are incompetent, clueless and hence should be arrested and prosecuted!!! Bloody lying bastard!!
  • haruna says:
    August 25, 2014 04:19 pm
    why most of what you want to say should be in camera shame unto you!!!!!!!!
  • shine says:
    August 25, 2014 05:51 pm
    Afriyie Ankra has done nothing wrong but the problems are from GFA and it commitee members who are most devlish and corrupted for all these years. Nyantekyi and Saani Dara are the causes of Ghana early exit and not anyone else. The commision must not waste time on Ankra case but they should call Nyantekyi corrupted board members and Moses Parker. These men are the case. Their are doing the players selections and telling the ministers how much money shall be pay to the team. They also sent all their entire families to watch the matches in Brazil and took VVIP sits on the plane to Brazil where did they got that kind of monies?