Anas expose: African and international referees now avoiding Ghanaian sports officials-Kennedy Agyapong

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Ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Cenral Region, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has revealed that football officials from Africa and the international community have consistently shown disdain towards Ghanaian Football and sports officials following the number 12 expose by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

According to him, the situation has degenerated to the point where such officials, particularly referees do not want to even exchange pleasantries with the Ghanaian officials for fear of being tagged.

Mr. Agyapong who was speaking on an Accra based radio station and monitored by noted that on one occasion recently, Ghana’s sports Minister was barred from meeting football officials during the recent African football tournament in the country.

‘’Recently I was with the sport Minister Isaac Asiamah and he told me the Anas’ expose has damaged the country very terribly and that he was prevented from meeting and greeting referees who came to officiate the just ended tournament. That is how bad the situation has gotten to’’ he added.

He said another person, a former NPP Member of Parliament, Kwadjo Baah Agyemang also reported similar attitude of foreign football officials to him, bemoaning the impact of the number 12 Anas expose.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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