13.09.2020 World Cup

2014 World Cup: Stop The Noise And Prosecute Me - Elvis Afriyie Ankrah Dares NPP Gov't

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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Former Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has dared the New Patriotic Party [NPP] to prosecute him for the 2014 FIFA World Cup fracas.

Ghana's participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is regarded as one of the most embarrassing tournaments the country has ever participated.

Ghana was ridiculed by the world for flying over $4 million to Brazil to pay the appearance fees of Black Stars players.

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home for various infractions at the Black Stars camp.

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, who was the Sports Minister of the time was accused of blowing cash and buying coconut for an obscene amount of money.

Speaking in an interview with Kumasi FM, he dared the current government to prosecute him if after the Dzamefe Commission, auditing from Ernst & Young and all others they still think he is culpable of any crime.

"It is the most foolish story any intelligent person will believe, coconut was the cheapest thing at the camp, in fact, it was not even sold.

"There were even reports that I had a sexual encounter with an actress who went as an ambassador, why would someone believe this rubbish," he added

"I was audited by Ernst & Young after the Brazil saga, I provided a receipt for every single thing we bought at Brazil. There’s also a report after the Dzemefe commission was set up and I’ve gone through all these.

"If these critics have a quarter percentage of the integrity I have, they will not open their mouth, I have survived Ernst & Young.

"I dare the current government, the commission of enquiry report is there, they can use the FBI, CIA and MOSSAD, comb the Dzemefe commission and prosecute me.

"That is why I’m able to walk freely without fear, save me that unnecessary threat," he added.

Ghana exited the tournament at the group phase.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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