Tag Archives: cash

Of 100 African football officials offered cash, only three declined


“FOR shopping,” says a man, laying $65,000 on a table. “Thank you,” says Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association, scooping it into a plastic bag. The bribe was a set-up, secretly filmed for a documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an undercover journalist. So was a sponsorship deal which Mr Nyantakyi appears to negotiate, taking a cut through his own private company. The film-makers offered money to more than 100 mostly west African football officials, including a Kenyan referee due to officiate at this month’s World Cup. Only three declined.

The revelations have thrown Ghanaian football into turmoil. Mr Nyantakyi, who denies wrongdoing, has resigned. Domestic matches have been suspended indefinitely. On June 7th the government said it would dissolve the football…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

African football scandal exposed as referees filmed taking cash [video]



A fantastic piece of investigative journalism by the BBC in Africa has uncovered and exposed over 100 soccer referees for taking cash payments before matches. The investigation took two years and looks set to shake up the world of African football.

“The wait is over. It’s been two years in the making. Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Anas’s undercover investigation into football in Africa has revealed shocking footage of over 100 referees and officials taking cash before matches. BBC Africa Eye brings you this exclusive story about his highly controversial investigation,” the BBC said alongside the video.

In what’s been described as a story that will “shake up the football world” with a World Cup just around the corner, football fans will not be…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Betraying the Game: African officials filmed taking cash


African referees filmed taking cash

A World Cup-bound referee and a member of the Fifa Council have been accused of accepting cash gifts by an undercover investigation into African football.

Kenya’s Adel Range Marwa, one of Africa’s World Cup-bound referees, will no longer be in Russia after being filmed receiving a $600 ‘gift’.

Marwa was given money by an undercover reporter posing as an official of a top Ghanaian football side.

Ghana’s Fifa Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi, the second most powerful man in African football, was also caught up in a separate sting operation.

The investigation by controversial journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas has raised serious questions about the nature of the continent’s favourite game.

BBC Africa Eye has had exclusive access to dozens of hours of…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

African referees filmed taking cash



African referees filmed taking cash. A two-year undercover investigation into football in Africa has revealed footage of over 100 referees and officials …
Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Watch: dramatic robbery of South African cash van in broad daylight


Robbers armed with assault rifles and explosives blew up two armoured cash-carrying vans in Johannesburg this week in a brazen broad-daylight incident that underscored South Africa’s reputation for violent crime.

In dramatic cellphone footage of the incident recorded by a motorist, the assailants seal off a block in the suburb of Boksburg, east of Johannesburg’s commercial centre, before calmly detonating explosives under the cash vans.

Three large explosions are heard, with plumes of grey smoke shooting up into the air. There are also rapid exchanges of gunfire before and after the blasts, although it is not clear where the shots were coming from.

The assailants, who numbered around a dozen, then load sacks into at least two getaway cars before speeding away. Motorists caught up…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Dramatic South African cash van heist caught on camera


JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Robbers armed with assault rifles and explosives blew up two armored cash-carrying vans in Johannesburg this week in a brazen broad-daylight incident that underscored South Africa’s reputation for violent crime.

In dramatic cellphone footage of the incident recorded by a motorist, the assailants seal off a block in the suburb of Boksburg, east of Johannesburg’s commercial center, before calmly detonating explosives under the cash vans.

Three large explosions are heard, with plumes of gray smoke shooting up into the air. There are also rapid exchanges of gunfire before and after the blasts, although it is not clear where the shots were coming from.

The assailants, who numbered around a dozen, then load sacks into at least two get-away cars before speeding away….

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.