June 14, 2024


Former president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has denied ever saying that he had Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo in his pocket. 

In what was his first public interview since the infamous ”Number 12 expose” by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in 2018, Nyantakyi the quote that is believed by many, but has no publicly verifiable traces.

Speaking on Starr FM on Wednesday, Kwesi Nyantakyi said he made no such comments.

“I never said that,” he said on Starr Chart with Bola Ray, who asked about the infamous quote. “You see the propaganda. I never said that,” he added.

“Ask Anas Aremeyaw Anas to produce a tape where I said that. How could I have ever said that? I never ever said that but I saw cartoons of Kwesi Nyantaki reduced into spider with Nana Akufo-Addo’s protruding in my pocket. It was very disrespectful.”

After the expose went viral, Nyantakyi was slapped with long term bans by both FIFA and CAF. He later resigned from his positions.

Nyantakyi also admitted a supposed Emirati group, who posed as investors and could build Ghana a $2 billion refinery.

“I said that I am a Ghanaian, I know politicians and once they want to invest I can lead them to these politicians and I don’t think there was anything bad about that,” he continued.

“These are people who falsely represented themselves as large business conglomerates and that they could be a refinery in Ghana, which cost over $2 billion and that is how it all came about.”



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