Nyantakyi: Tiger Eye PI is a criminal organisation

Author: Beatrice Laryea

Former Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has described undercover investigative company, Tiger Eye PI as a “criminal organisation which operates like ISIS.”

Speaking for the first time after his ban from all football related activities following the premiering of the documentary by Tiger Eye PI dubbed “Number 12 -- When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm”, the former CAF First Vice President likened the organisation to terrorist group ISIS due to their style of operation.

“Tiger Eye is a criminal organisation. They don’t have the license to do what they are doing. Going round, setting up people, recording and embarrassing them in public means you are operating like ISIS,” he told Madina-based Net 2 TV on Thursday.

According to the former football chief, the group demanded money in order not to release the footage but when he was not forthcoming, they decided to go ahead with the premiering just to embarrass him.

“Yes they demanded for money through a lawyer who is also a lecturer at Legon. When the money was not coming they decided to premiere the video dubbed Number 12,” he said.

Mr Nyantakyi also revealed that envious people at the football association paid controversial journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas to set him up and embarrass him.

The aggrieved former FIFA Council Member also alleged that his own members plotted his downfall saying insiders at the FA, who were envious of his position sponsored the sting operation with $400,000.

“People at the FA who wanted to see me go down sponsored Anas exposé with $400,000 to do what he did. Yes, it was $400,000. What he did was sponsored."

According to him, the footage was doctored to falsely incriminate him.

After the exposé, Mr Nyantakyi was slapped with a lifetime ban from all football-related activities by FIFA's Ethics Committee for multiple ethical violations.