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Abu Alhassan, Nyantakyi’s accomplice and NR FA boss resigns over Anas expose

Author: Samuel Duodu
Former chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association flanked by his deputy, Mr. Kessie Musah Ibrahim expressed the hope that Ghana football will get on its feet once again.
Former chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association flanked by his deputy, Mr. Kessie Musah Ibrahim expressed the hope that Ghana football will get on its feet once again.

The chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association (RFA), Mr. Abudulai Alhassan has resigned from his position following the Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose on football corruption.

Mr. Alhassan, who is also an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was shown in the Number12 documentary aiding Mr Nyantakyi to collect $65,000 from supposed investors who were undercover journalists.

He is the one who introduced the men he thought were investors [undercover journalists] to Mr Nyantakyi.

Even through Mr Nyantakyi had proposed to the supposed investors to pay $12million to be used to influence President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and some ministers, Abu in a later conversation with Nyantakyi alone in a vehicle with a driver suggested they should increase the amount to $15million so the two of them can also have their cut of US$4million.

Mr Nyantakyi had proposed in the documentary that out of the $12million, it was to be shared as $5million to President Akufo-Addo, $3million to the Vice President and the rest shared for the Transport Minister, Deputy Roads and Highways Minister, Anthony Karbo, Nyantakyi and Abu.

But when they sat in their vehicle, Abu suggested the $12million should be increased to $15million.


At a press conference at the RFA secretariat at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale on Saturday, June 9, 2018, Mr. Alhassan said his decision to resign as the Northern Regional FA chairman was as a results of deliberations he had with his family and associates.

"I wish to state my interest was to develop Ghana football which led me to take the supposed investors to the President of the GFA", he stated.

Mr. Alhassan also used the occasion to render his unqualified apology to his family, friends and those who elected him to serve and the country as a whole

"I also sincerely apologise to Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and all his sympathisers for being the person who led the supposed investors to him," he stated.

The former chairman of the Northern Regional Football Association flanked by his deputy, Mr. Kessie Musah Ibrahim expressed the hope that Ghana football will get on its feet once again.