The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has opined that former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi, was good for Ghana football despite being implicated in the Anas expose.
The Speaker a meeting with Parliament’s press corps on Monday, April 4, 2022 said “When we were able to bring down Kwesi Nyantakyi, we also brought down Ghana football. That is one of the brightest spots at FiFa”.
He further averred that some persons within FIFA were surprised at Kwesi Nyantakyi’s fall from grace.
“When I met the executives of FIFA.. they said, what happened? Why did you people do that?” That he [Nyantakyi] was a dynamic addition. The value that he carried at their meetings…he was highly respected and very influential, and Ghana football was up there.”
To him, Kwesi Nyantakyi was viewed as a dynamic personality with a huge influence on world football.
“We thought we were only handling Nyantakyi. We didn’t know we were handling the whole of Ghana,” Mr. Bagbin lamented.
He advised journalists should be more measured when holding authority to account.
“Criticize us. Correct your children, but don’t break their hands or their legs. It will affect you. And that is where we are now, and people are calling on the government to forgive Nyantakyi and bring him back to assist.”