GOSPEL MUSICIAN Noble Nketia has pleaded with Ghanaians and all football-loving people to forgive former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
In an interview with Franky 5 on ‘This is Gospel’ on Hitz FM, the musician disclosed his overwhelming love for football and pleaded with Ghanaians to forgive the former GFA boss and all the others who were exposed in the video.
“I love football and I always want Ghanaian football to be where it’s supposed to be; it’s quite unfortunate that this happened. But we are humans and we fault one way or another. I think we should forgive and pray for Mr Nyantakyi and the other culprits in the video,” he said
His comments follow a recent investigative work released by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas after his ‘Number 12’exposé highlighted corruption in within football circles in the country.
The video exposed the GFA boss and other top football officials in Ghana who were receiving bribes as well as engaging in other acts of corruption.
Mr Nyantakyi was shown in the video putting into a plastic bag some money from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.
He later agreed to a sponsorship deal proposed by the reporters, which could have brought in millions of dollars supposedly destined for the GFA, which he has presided over since 2005, which money Nyantakyi wanted to be diverted into one of his own companies.
But despite nationwide condemnation, the ‘Nhyira’ composer is very optimistic that the football fraternity will be stronger and better after the appropriate measures have been put in place to resolve this national disaster.
“…I pray that things go well. I also believe that the appropriate quarters are taking care of things and doing what is necessary to put things in the right order…”