Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak are calling on the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to resign from his post after he was caught in an Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative piece on football in the country.
The management of the Phobian club who were left amazed by the content of the expose asked that anyone who is caught of wrongdoing in the video should do the honest thing by vacating their post.
The CAF 1st Vice President was captured in the video outlining to undercover agents of Anas’ TigerEyePI steps they can use in forging a dummy financial agency that would broker a sponsorship deal for the nation’s Premier League.
Nyantakyi was also caught explaining ways and steps to take to get a stranglehold on key projects in the country from top government officials.
A statement signed and issued by the Managing Director of the club, Mark Noonan, condemned the act by TigerEyePI to pose as club officials to manipulate league matches of the previous campaign.
“While we were pleased and not surprised that no official of our club was implicated in the report, we are deeply disturbed that Accra Hearts of Oak SC was used by actors planted by the production company to serve their purpose.
“This unauthorised use of imposters posing as club officials is not something we will ever condone, and we strongly condemn it.
“As a club, we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to any sort of bribery or match manipulation. This policy is covered in our club’s code of ethics in employment agreements and contracts signed by our coaches and players. Anyone violating this policy will be immediately terminated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the statement read.
“We also strongly believe in due process and hope that those that have been accused have the opportunity to defend themselves without prejudice. That said, we also call upon those who know they have done wrong to look in the mirror and do the right thing by immediately resigning from their positions,” it added.
In the documentary dubbed “Number 12”, members of Tiger Eye PI posed as club officials of Hearts and bribed referee Samuel Suka in order to help the club win their home game against Kumasi Asante Kotoko, a game they finally won through a controversial penalty.Follow @Graphicgh