Henry Asante Twum, spokesperson for Ghana Football Association (GFA) has downplayed suggestions that the association seeks to destroy the already battered image of Kwesi Nyantakyi with its announcement of an GH¢11million debt.
Earlier this month, club officials were told that the struggling association owes various institutions and persons GH¢11m, and is under pressure to settle those debts.
Allusions have been made to the effect that the revelation is an attempt by the current GFA administration to expose Kwasi Nyantakyi, their former president, to further public ridicule.
But in an interview with Metro TV, Henry Asante Twum denied those claims, insisting the GFA was just being transparent to its members.
He indicated that some of the names and the corresponding amounts owed predates the Nyantakyi era and under no circumstances did the GFA mention his name in the breakdown.
“We never attempted to rundown Nyantakyi’s era. In some cases the debts that we inherited dates back to 2003 and 2004 and Nyantakyi was not in power then. During the discussion with the clubs no name was mentioned. We made specific analyses on date and time. People can form their opinions but it was not to paint anybody black,” he said.
Asante Twum also rejected claims that certain figures were attempting to create a rivalry between Nyantakyi and Kurt Okraku.
“People will form their opinions but football is a very big family. You can’t say that you will live in that family and all of them will like you. There are those who will oppose some of the things you. There are those who will make recommendations but to say that they are pitching the former administration against the current one is not true,” the GFA spokesperson said.G