Mum, is it true that daddy is going to jail? – Nyantakyi’s wife recalls daughter’s cry

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To the two lovely daughters of beleaguered former Ghana Football Association [GFA] boss, their daddy is a hero.

He happened to be always there for them when they needed him. He listened to them and taught them so many things – but the situation could likely change; so they have been made to understand.

The daughters of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi who are being educated at one of Ghana’s most expensive school, Ghana International School [GIS] fear that their loving father will be jailed.

According to Mrs. Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, the first wife of former GFA boss, her daughters are extremely worried about their father’s quandary in recent time which has virtually left him ‘jobless’ in the football fraternity.

Mrs. Christine-Marie Nyantakyi who was speaking to Paul Adom Okyere on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana show on Tuesday recalled how her 9year old daughter, out of the blue, asked her [Mum] about her father’s predicament after her school friend had sought to found out.

“It’s very bad. I remember when the news was all over that my husband has been arrested; I went to pick my daughter from school and immediately she saw me, she run to me and emotionally asked ‘Mum, is it true daddy is going to jail?’She started cry, I hugged her and told her daddy is not going to jail” She recalled.

“She [my daughter] also complained to me that her friends at school keep telling her that her dad is in trouble. They have gone through a lot but with the help of the school’s principal, we have a counselor for them to help them and myself. They were absent from school for four [4] days when the issue started and the recent FIFA ban has worsened the issue,” she added.

Nyantakyi was banned for life by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s Ethics Committee following the airing of the investigative piece by the ace journalist.

A release from FIFA stated that during this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both the national and international level (administrative, sports or any other). The ban comes into force immediately.

Background

Nyantakyi, came under scrutiny in June this year following an undercover investigation was done by Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas between 2016 and 2018.

Nyantakyi was captured on videos negotiating a deal with businessmen and accepting a bribe of $65,000 to help establish an oil business in his native country.

Also, he was filmed while negotiating how to create a fake agency to pocket 20 percent of a supposed five-year sponsorship deal for the Ghana Premier League worth $15 million. He would’ve been $3.7 million richer if everything had gone as planned.

Nyantakyi, who was in his third term in office before he resigned, became Ghana FA boss in December 2005, after succeeding Dr. Nyaho-Nyaho Tamakloe.

 

 

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