National Democratic Congress (NDC) communication team member in the Ashanti Region, Alex Kwaku Asafo Agye is demanding an investigation into a recently signed contract between the Ghana Football Association and Zylofon Group as main sponsors of the Ghana Premier League, adding that President Akofu-Addo shouldn’t be left out of the investigation.
Parliament has set up a seven member committee to investigate the Ghana Football Association in relation to the Anas Aremeyaw Anas investigative video which captured some officials of the GFA taking bribes.
He says ”After watching the Anas expose in Kumasi and some of the revelations that came up, on a more serious note I want the deal to be probed without any delay as soon as possible since I believe some fishy business might have gone on in signing the deal”.
”Taking into consideration what has transpired in the video where GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi solicited for money from the said investors who had approached him to sponsor the Ghanaian league to be giving to the President Akufo-Addo and his vice Bawumia I am convinced something dubious went on”.
He added ”some of the things I saw in the video really made me speechless and that is why I am calling on them to commence investigation to ascertain if he [Nyantakyi] didn’t use the same procedure he used in the Anas video”.
Mr. Asafo Agyei also alleged that President Akufo Addo of being involved in the deal since the former FA boss in the video documentary spelled out how he was going to coordinate a supposed meeting between the potential investors and the Presidency.
He further suggested that the investigation covers whether the former GFA boss didn’t take from Zylofon CEO Nana Appiah Mensah for the president and officials in government relative to the Anas investigation piece and also establish if indeed he has not be given business deal in return of his sponsorship deal with the Ghana Football Association.
Mr. Nyantakyi in the video also demanded that the investors pay an amount of $5 million and $3 million respectively to the president and his vice to enable them penetrate into the Ghanaian market as business men.
The vociferous communicator speaking on Kumasi based Nhyira FM, alleged that few days after signing The GFA sealed a deal with Zylofon Group, Kwesi Nyantakyi led CEO of the company Nana Appiah Mensah to meet President Akufo, affirming his claim of he being so close to the ‘first gentle man of the land’.
Chief Executive of Zylofon, Nana Appiah Mensah, urged for calm amid the dissolution of the Ghana Football Association government following the explosive investigative documentary dubbed #12Number.
Mr Appiah Mensah said notwithstanding the fact that the Anas video is a fine piece, Ghana shouldn’t rely on it to draw conclusions.
”#Number12 Presents Ghana a fine circumstantial documentary (film) evidence, but it is wrong to rely on such a material, which has not been subjected to the standards of the laws or rules of evidence before conclusions. I urge for calm. Let’s deflate our rage. #GhanaShallprosper,”he posted on Twitter.
Zylofon Cash, a subsidiary of the Zylofon Group in May signed a five year deal worth $10 million with the Ghana Football Association as headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League.
The league which is currently on hold as a result of the Anas expose is now known as the Zylofon Cash Premier League.