Football: Africa must tackle graft to lift world standing – Anas


ACCRA (Reuters) – The undercover Ghanaian journalist who filmed football officials appearing to take bribes said on Monday that African football will continue to be held back on the world stage unless corruption is tackled more vigorously.

Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a documentary last week showing African football officials, including 77 referees and Ghana’s football chief Kwesi Nyantakyi, allegedly taking bribes.

The documentary generated widespread uproar, prompting Ghana to launch a process to dissolve its national football union. On Friday, Nyantakyi said he was resigning after he was suspended by world football’s governing body FIFA.

“I think that we in Africa would have done better at the world (football) stage if we had not allowed people to infiltrate the camps of football setting,” he…

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