Ex-Ghana FA spokesperson Randy Abbey slams Sports Minister for 'dubious validity' 2019 AFCON budget

Published on: 28 July 2019
Ex-Ghana FA spokesperson Randy Abbey slams Sports Minister for 'dubious validity' 2019 AFCON budget
Randy Abbey

Former Ghana Football Association spokesperson Randy Abbey says the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations presented by the Sports Minister in parliament is of dubious validity.

Abbey, who doubles as a socio-political host of Good Morning Ghana Show on Metro TV, slammed Hon Isaac Asiamah for presenting an 'unaccountable'' budget to Ghanaians.

He believes the figures do not add up and that some was spent on Ghana's preparations than the reported US$ 4.5.

''I have seen what he sent to parliament, I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that they are of dubious validity and I will seek to prove that if you allow me,'' Abbey said on Joy FM's NewsFile programme on Saturday.

''The Minister told us about nine different groups that they spent on, yet in the breakdown we have only three and not two- playing body, technical staff and additional technical staff.

''Allowances or per diem were paid to those other people that is not captured here. So the 4.5 can't be the actual figure spent.

''Because we have heard people from the football fraternity who have confirmed- on your station Asempa-that they were given $1000 each, there are journalists who have confirmed they were given $500 each, there are supporters who have confirmed they were given $ 400 and some said they were given a top up. How has that been accounted for here? It's not here.

So how could the minister on the basis of this calculation say that this was actually what was spent.''

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