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Officials don't take money from players to influence their selection - Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Published on: 12 April 2014
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

By Ameenu Shardow

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Kwesi Nyantakyi insists officials of the Ghana FA do not take money from players with the intention of securing their places in team selections especially for major tournaments.

There are rumours of a conspiracy between some players –especially the fringe ones - and some key officials of the Ghana FA to influence decisions of player selections into the Black Stars ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

These officials are said to be motivated to use their influence to affect the selection of national team handlers through a pledge huge financial rewards by their ‘clients’.

But GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has dismissed these claims – insisting national team coaches including Kwesi Appiah operate under an ‘independent policy’ devoid of any form of control or influence especially when it comes to selection of players.

“It is not true that officials take money from players to influence the coach’s selection,” he told Montie FM.

“What do we then make of the coach’s work? There is no point in hiring a coach and paying him so much if at the end of the day he is not the one taking decisions.

“All our coaches operate under a totally independent policy free off any interference from officials.”

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to name a provisional 30-man squad by May 13 before trimming down his team to commence the final leg of preparations towards June’s World Cup in Brazil.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Papadinho says:
    April 12, 2014 05:04 pm
    Lie!!! Dauda is fucking paying his way in. Corrupted asses
  • Assemblyman says:
    April 12, 2014 03:55 pm
    This is a complete case of tweaaa!! Who doesn't know nassamu yakubu takes a cut from Fatau.Mr president,if you and your management team are not doing that at the upper level..the coaching management team do take bribes wai..goalkeepers trainer yakubu for instance,,.
  • Pinkus says:
    April 12, 2014 08:54 pm
    We hope this is true. During the last two world cups Ghana played 10 against 11 in all her matches because of the filling of wrong players. The case of Prince Tagoe comes to mind. We must try to avoid this in the coming world cup otherwise we risk being eliminated in the first round. A word to the wise!!!
  • Omanbapa says:
    April 13, 2014 12:01 pm
    If wat Mr president is saying is true, Then why did they impose 5 unknown players on the U23 Coach without allowing him to do his own selections ???