We Don’t Pay Bribes To Referees – Kwesi Nyantakyi

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has strongly dismissed claims that he bribes referees on behalf of the various national teams in Ghana to qualify for tournaments.

Reports recently surfaced that an amount of $420, 000 was paid as ‘bribe’ to secure a place for Ghana at the global soccer event where Ghana performed poorly and exited in the group stages.

However, speaking on Starr FM morning show on Tuesday, the GFA boss completely dismissed the claims saying neither the association nor the government paid bribes for qualification.
 
“Let me refuse without any provocations that we pay bribes to referees. We [FA] don’t pay bribes to referees.”
 
“This impression is being created to reduce the effect of our three previous qualifications for the world cup. Our performances at the world cup, qualification to the African Cup of Nations.
 
“The Ghana national teams have qualified to their respective continental and world competitions on merit,” he explained.
 
The Black Stars of Ghana will host Rwanda in their last Afcon 2016 qualifying match in September.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Kofi Amoah