Anas #12: More Resignations as N/R FA Boss Quits
The Chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association, Abdulai Abu Alhassan, has resigned from his position.
Mr Alhassan announced his decision at a press conference held at the Northern Regional Football Association located at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale on Saturday, 9 June 2018.
His resignation follows that of Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi who submitted his letter to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) General Secretary the previous day after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association.
The two have been cited in the recent Number 12 undercover investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Mr Alhassan was captured in the video aiding Mr Nyantakyi in negotiations of various sums of monies to be collected from supposed investors to be given to government officials to facilitate the award of contracts.
In the video, Mr Alhassan, a close associate of Mr Nyantakyi, introduced the supposed investors to the former GFA boss and later suggested the increment of some $12million that had been agreed as payment to influence President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and some ministers, so that he could also get his share.
He said his decision to resign was “as a result of deliberations I have had with family and associates”.
The former footballer who played for clubs in Belgium and Holland said his interest was to develop Ghana football “which led me to take the supposed investors to the President of the Ghana Football Association”.
“I hereby render an unqualified apology to my family, friends and the people I was elected to serve and the country at large.
“I also sincerely apologise to Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and all his sympathisers for being the person who led the supposed investors to him.
“I hope that Ghana football will get back on its feet from this controversy,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has taken steps to purge the GFA after the explosive documentary which captured widespread corruption by several officials at the GFA.