Former Black Stars midfielder, Kevin Prince Boateng has reacted to the latest investigative piece from Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ which has shaken the foundations of Ghanaian football.
And now, who was the one not telling the truth? 🇬🇭
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) June 7, 2018
Though Kevin’s reaction could best be described as subtle, it posed a big question to the powers that be. In a tweet on Thursday, barely 24 hours after Anas’ explosive expose was shown to a section of Ghanaians, Kevin Prince Boateng asked “and now, who was the one not telling the truth?” with a Ghana flag beside his question.
The midfielder was integral member of the Black Stars teams for the 2010 which reached the quarter finals of the 2010 World Cup in 2010 and also made the list for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
But he, alongside Sulley Muntari, was sacked after allegedly disrespecting some officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) during discussions over the team’s bonuses. Kevin who was born to German mother and has lived almost his entire life out of Ghana, it was later learnt, did not understand why some officials of the GFA were deducting monies from the players’ bonuses. Though the GFA officials denied his claims, Kevin maintained that his claim was true and has since been out of the senior national team.
Anas’ expose which dubbed, Number 12, has however given credence to the many corruption allegations levelled against FA officials over the years. Apart the GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi getting caught receiving bribes and using President Nana Akufo-Addo’s name to cut shady deals, many other leading members of the FA including Sannie Daara, Kofi Manu and Eddie Doku were caught taking bribes to fix players into national teams. Nyantakyi who was arrested by the police and bailed and is under investigations has been dragged to FIFA by Anas.
It therefore should not come as a surprise if Kevin Prince Boateng feels vindicated by Anas’ video and wants everybody to know who was telling the truth. Meanwhile, government has to dissolved the current FA and has promised to ensure there is sanity in football in Ghana.