Renowned Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye Private Investigations outfit have released another set of videos exposing corruption and bribery in football across 15 African countries.
The development comes after the unit released an explosive documentary, titled ‘Number 12’ which sought to expose corrupt and underhand deals involving various football officials in Ghana and generally across the continent. The first version of the video was publicly screened in Accra on June 6.
Another piece focused on Nigeria, an exposé that has led to the suspension of the country’s home-based national team’s head coach Salisu Yusuf.
The latest piece, accompanied by a media release, named officials from Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo.
Niger, Liberia, Gambia, Mauritania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Mali and Guinea are the other countries with implicated officials.
According to the media release, Malagasy referee Hamada Nampiandraza allegedly “took $2,800 from fake football agents to officiate in favour of their team” during this season’s Caf Champions League.
Senegalese referee David Daouda, Togolese referee Bebou Yanissou and Nigerien assistant referee Maman Raja Abba Malan Ouseini are among 12 listed officials who each allegedly “took $500 from fake agents to officiate in their favour” during last year’s Wafu tournament in Ghana.
The videos have been made available to Caf and individual country’s football association, according to the statement, which further stated that “the videos are being released as part of Tiger Eye PI’s mantra of naming, shaming and jailing of corrupt people in society”.
Several referees have already been banned on evidence of the expose, with many others currently under investigations.
Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi, who only relinquished his post after being ‘caught’ in the initial release, has had a provisional 90-day Fifa ban extended for a further 45 days as investigations into his case continue.
Source : Goal