Niger defender Kofi Dankwa denies Ghana AFCON bribery allegation

Niger defender Kofi Dankwa has strongly rejected an allegation that he was bribed by Ghana to throw Monday's Africa Cup of Nations clash.

Kofi Dankwa has strongly rejected an allegation that he was bribed by Ghana

Niger defender Kofi Dankwa has strongly rejected an allegation that he was bribed by Ghana to throw Monday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash.

The Tunisia-based defender, who was born in Ghana, was accused by a Ghanaian media outlet of conniving with Ghana FA officials play the Group B match soft for US$20,000.

The report by the Ghana News Agency, has generated a huge international furore with the Ghana FA issuing a statement to slam the authors of the report.

The report by the GNA also claimed that Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan spent the eve of the match with Dankwa to convince him and central defensive partner Mohamed Chicoto to throw the match.

Dankwa told a Ghanaian radio station that it is surprising that a journalist could fabricate such a story as no Ghana FA official or player has asked them to influence the result of the match.

“It’s surprising but in the name of God, no Ghana official gave me or my partner Chicoto any money so that we play it easy against them,” Dankwa told Asempa FM.

“I am a professional player and will never do that under any circumstance,” he said.

“It’s also not true I went out with Asamoah Gyan, the fact is I spoke on phone with my brother Harrison Afful.”

Another allegation levelled against the player who played youth football with Gyan in Ghana is that Chicoto spoke on phone with the Ghana captain about the alleged deal.

Dankwa insists there wasn’t any form of communication between Gyan and the Nigerien defender.

“Chicoto don’t speak any language apart from French, which Asamoah don’t speak, it’s never true they spoke. Asamoah doesn’t even know Chicoto as they are saying it,” he stated.

The Ghana FA has issued a press statement rubbishing the alleged bribery allegation.

Niger have not made any public comment over the issue.

Ghana beat Niger 3-0 to finish top of Group D.

Dankwa, who was accused of throwing the game scored the goal that was disallowed by the referee.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Chuku says:

    Even just look at the way Asamoah Gyan walks. Frankly, he looks gay. He is a suspect

  2. Chuku says:

    Rubbish news. How can Ghana bribe Niger player? Anyway, Asamoah Gyan always has garbage on him in every tournament.

  3. Dr Who says:

    @chuku,you are a gay & that is why you know another gay.Is this rubbish & kokonte story still making headlines?

  4. Divaro says:

    @chuku. You are a demon. God will punish you. Because you are gay you want to label Gyan as one. God curse your mouth. Stupid, aimless fool.

  5. lalasu says:

    the author of the report must be prosecuted for peddling falsehood. if Ghana will bribe any team, then its not Niger who were almost the whipping boys of the group

  6. TY says:

    Gyah is a Gaynaian sorry Ghanaian.

  7. Goody says:

    @Ghanaman, ur a typical senseless Ghanaian ape. Ghana Charcoal Juju Stars are Gaynaians including Ghana bleeching face president John Mahama.

    • kwaku says:

      SEE WHO IS TALKING ABOUT SENSELESS WHILES THAT ANIMAL CALLED CHUKU LIVES IN UR COUNTRY………I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO CALL U AND UR GAY PRESIDENT….FOOLISH FOOL!!!!!

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      we are black and proud of that because we never want to be whites.only you zambians are just as dirty as engine oils used for 10years without changing.your body features are just as all the monkey types in the monkey world…the chimpanzees ,apes and the gorillas .Infact your faces colour and body features are just the same as kingkong .human beign with double decker heads?only in zambia.

  8. Jade black says:

    Whats wrong with this Ebo guy(chuku) calling our BS captain gay? Don’t u know we GHANAIANS are decent than U nigerians? RUBBISH!! Infact NONSENSE!!!

  9. Jade black says:

    The nigerians here should behave themselves..this is Ghanasoccernet not nigeriasoccernet..

  10. JAKK says:

    I will like to plead with chuku & TY to leave captain Gyan alone and think of how the supper eagles could create scoring chances and utilize them rather than relying on Moses` penalties,for the day is near!

  11. JAKK says:

    I will like to plead with chuku & TY to leave captain Gyan alone and think of how the supper eagles could create scoring chances and utilize them rather than relying on Moses` penalties alone,for the day is near!

  12. ns3mfonahi says:

    chuku is nt ur fult. Gh is where u seek ur greener pasture n yet u run ur smelling maf agnst our capt.

  13. ns3mfonahinamomayenkawate says:

    nw am begenin 2 beliv there’re more fools nd idiots in 9ja dan there’re wise ppl das y its a failed state

  14. Goody says:

    @Kwaku, ur not but a retarded plastic. Slow poke like u, don’t u know dat kwaku is a name of Baboon in Jos zoo. Idiot!!

    • kwaku says:

      should i even reply u?……i dont think so…cos its better u burn a blood cloth like u than to reply u…..MUGUUUUU!!!!i guss ur mouth smells more than ur ass….can u imagine that….?

  15. bistro1984 says:

    I think these Nigerians only want attention. so guys just ignore them and comment on the news yeh

  16. mukmin says:

    It’s a shame Ghanaian press would come up with this garbage did Mali also take bribe for us to beat them and they are even stronger than Niger. Why will we want to bribe a team we can our u20 team can beat this is idiotic.

  17. mojahadine says:

    You see this is what I have been saying, that the Ghanaian journalist in a bigger scheme of journalism is an illiterate. They have no ethics and they let their loud mouth lead them. That Ghana school of journalism is a high school as compared to its counterparts in Europe and America. They have to teach ethical journalism. Here we have one of our so many unskilled idiotic journalists running his mouth and making wild accusations, showing no common sense. That journalist should be sought out and banned from the Ghana media for his stupidity.

    Are you kidding me, what can one player do, when all the other players as well were on the same field. If they could why didn’t they play hard enough? What about the coach if Dankwa was not playing as hard as he should, why didn’t he remove him from the field?

    I thought the first rule in journalism is checking your sources over and over before you writing.

  18. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    FOOLISH .THE MOST ILLITERATE GHANAIAN IS THE MOST EDUCATED ONE IN YOUR COUNTRY.IN GHANA,PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE TOILED ARE MINISTERS IN YOUR COUNTRY.THOSE WHO POLISH SHOES IN GHANA ON THE ROAD SIDES ARE QUALIFIED FOR PRESIDENCY IN YOUR COUNTRY.DIRTY LOOKING AND HUNGRY LOOKING BACKWARD PEOPLE WITH EVERLASTING PRIMITIVE MINDSETS .SOMALIANS ARE MUCH MORE VALUABLE THAN THE PEOPLE IN YOUR COUNTRY.HE-GOAT.GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM AND BE WISE.TWAT.

  19. ernie says:

    how easy people can be swayed off the important things? the argument was on the topic of bribery, one or two nigerians come on about Gyan and everybody directs attention to him….this story is about bribery not sexuality…….. can we not see people who are yearning for attention and ignore them..?
    If a Ghanaian jorno manufactured this story then the FA should go ahead and sue his[her behind.

  20. Abu says:

    Ghanasoccernet, please stop putting fans against each other to boost your site ratings. That’s very selfish. Why not concentrate on making your site better, e.g. Do some proof reading before publishing your articles, a better designed layout of your site. Stop faking commenters to force your readers to comment on controversial topics.



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