Former President of the Ghana FA Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed that envious insiders at the football association paid controversial journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas to set him up and embarrass him.
The aggrieved former FIFA Council member alleged that insiders at the FA who were envious of his position dashed out an eye popping $400,000 to sponsor the sting operation by the controversial journalist.
Speaking for the first time after the exposé, the former FIFA council member, has revealed his own members plotted against his downfall.
“People at the FA who wanted to see my back sponsored Anas exposé with $400,000 to do what they did,” he told Net 2 television
“Yes, it was $400,000. What he did was a sponsored. The so-called investigation.”
Nyantakyi has insisted the footage has been doctored to falsely incriminate him.
The once upon a time African football’s most powerful figures, is currently serving a lifetime ban by FIFA for breaking bribery and corruption rules.
The ban has, however, been appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sports and Kwesi is hoping the ban will be reviewed.
The former CAF 1st vice-president was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) – a figure which has consistently disputed from an undercover reporter.
The adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee said the ban for life applied to “all football-related activities at both national and international level”.