Nyantakyi didn’t say Akufo-Addo is in his pocket – Kweku Baako Featured

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi never said President Akufo-Addo is in his “pocket”, the editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Abdul Malik Kwesku Baako has clarified.

According to the veteran journalist, reports that the GFA capo used such a phrase in the yet-to-be released exposé by Anas Armeyaw Anas are false.

Nyantakyi has been in the headlines since President Akufo-Addo reported him to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on allegations of peddling and defrauding by false pretense.

The FIFA Council Member is reported to have used the President’s name to negotiate deals with some foreign investors.

He was subsequently captured by the CID upon his return to the country on Wednesday and interrogated, whiles his house was also searched.

Putting the records straight, Mr. Baako, who serves as the mentor of Anas, said although Nyantakyi used the President and the Vice President’s names to peddle, the FA boss never said Nana Addo is in his pocket, as widely speculated.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile programme Saturday, Mr. Baako said “there is no such thing as the president is in my pocket” in the upcoming expose.

Anas’ latest investigative piece is titled “Number 12” and is set to be premiered at the Accra International Conference Centre on June 6.


By: A,A Emmanuel

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