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EXCLUSIVE: Two men at the centre of Ghana match fixing scam arrested by Ghana Police

Published on: 02 July 2014
Obed Nketiah and Forsythe are accused of wanting to fix matches

The two men who recently approached the Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi seeking to fix Black Stars friendly matches without his knowledge have been arrested by the police in Ghana, can reveal

It has emerged that Christopher Forsythe and Obed Nketiah were arrested by investigators from Ghana's police last week after a report was filed by the Ghana FA and Nyantakyi.

They have been granted police bail while their statements over the match fixing scam were taken and travel restrictions placed on them to allow investigators question them whenever they are required.

"The two were arrested separately by the police last week and they were bailed with the surety of appearing any time they are wanted in connection with this investigation," a police spokesman told

Two weeks ago, the duo baited by The Daily Telegraph and Channel 4 television’s Dispatches program in London in an undercover investigation, approached Nyantakyi seeking the mandate to organise Black Stars friendly matches for the next one year.

Unknowing to Nyantakyi, Forsythe and Nketiah had been secretly filmed claiming they will fix matches for the Black Stars if they are handed the mandate to organise the said matches.

A contract they handed to the president from the undercover reporters said that Diamond Capital would have been involved in choosing the referees, which is barred by Fifa, because officials can influence games and results.

They also bragged they needed $30,000 to bribe Ghana FA officials to get them to agree to the deal

But the Ghana FA, in a separate recording, told the undercover reporters he had not read the contract and had forwarded it to the federation's legal committee for advice was sneeringly brushed aside by the Daily Telegraph.

The British newspaper hastily concluded that because the president had agreed for a trial run, even though he said pending the approval of legal committee, it means he had agreed to match fixing.

This resulted in Nyantakyi reporting the matter to FIFA, CAF and the Ghana Police, calling for a full and independent investigation into the matter.

The police arrested Nketiah on Thursday as he arrived from England while Forsythe who was then in the country was arrested four days earlier.

Meanwhile, the Ghana FA president is expected to travel to London next week to meet some lawyers over the report in the Telegraph and Channel Four with the view of suing the British media outfits.

He has also asked FIFA and CAF to investigate the matter to clear his name.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Sami says:
    July 02, 2014 07:33 am
    And when are you going to arrest Nyantakyi?
  • PITO says:
    July 02, 2014 08:01 am
    Ghana POlice concert party. Nyantakyi is boiling. He is guilty. Only the telegraph and uk police can make him pay for his crimes. Please telegraph fight our battle for us. Ghana police is for just for show. Thank You.
  • JNR says:
    July 02, 2014 08:13 am
    Don't forget to arrest that Nyantakyi Guy too just for being an idiot of a president. It pains me Muntari didn't slap this guy instead. This Guy goes or AA goes even though we would have preferred both to **** off. He better hope we don't bump into him in London when he arrives because it will be a pleasure to tell him to his face what we think of him. Fucking test! I apologize for my swearing guys but this world cup debacle got to me.
  • tweaa appiah says:
    July 02, 2014 08:38 am
    i honestly think Muntari is the only true patriot he tried to stop corruption and the powers that be tried to put him in his place. We can see through the whole saga.The government should set up an independent committee to investigate all the expenditure incurred by GFA on the trip... trust me if the committee does a diligent work heads will roll
  • Nimo says:
    July 02, 2014 09:39 am
    Nyantakyi became so arrogant he said no one could contest him for the GFA presidency. He should come out with those utterances again and lets see. Ridiculous!!! Step down now before a rope is tied around your dick and pushed from a tree.
  • OGYA says:
    July 02, 2014 10:14 am
    Why is Nyantakyi not arrested?
  • selfmade says:
    July 02, 2014 12:15 pm
    Nothing ll come out of this! In fact they already sold our match with the USA! Our reward ll be a friendly match with the yanks in September! Mark this space!
  • selfmade says:
    July 02, 2014 01:17 pm
    If NYANTAKYI is thinking like he can tricked the world with his dubious and corrupted ways, then he is dreaming or living on another planet! Yes,he can be smart and have his ways with Ghanaians because in this country, the BIG MAN ll always have his way no matter how criminal he might be! But he was BURSTED right at the world stage and they ll never sweep it under the carpet! All his bad deeds ll be exposed by them because they have the right mechanisms or systems to deal or exposed such CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES and the so called president should brace himself for a long legal journey! We all know that the BNI is a toothless bulldog that is just for political expediency but the F.B.I AND C.I.A are serious organizations and they ll certainly exposed this man! Maybe Ghanaians ll never find out the truth but the CIA ll put every details on his profile or files and should it turn out to be truth, this man is **** UP FOR LIFE! A lot of people are interested in this scandal and they have employed their private investigators to come out with the truth and we haven't even see the end of this matter! This is just the beginning of it and if there is any memebee of the Ghanaian contingent who collided with the fa president to cause this disgrace, he better be worry too because we ll expose them for who they are! There is a time and season for everything under the sun and the time is due for NYANTAKYI to be expose!!