The President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed to the Dzamefe commission that individuals contracted by the association as extra members of the technical team each received $12,000 as honorarium for various roles played during the world cup in Brazil.
This was in response to questions over the specific number of people who were contracted by the GFA as special members of the technical team and how much money was received by each member.
“We have a 10 man standing technical team and then we had extra people who were employed just for the purposes of the world cup.
[contextly_sidebar id=”yJdFlAtqSZHgFMdkqptORNY0UdwM8WYl”]The 10 man technical team was paid the same amount as the players which is $100,000.
The contract staff was given specific sums of $2,000 as honorarium for the period.
“They were given a one off payment for the entire period and this was decided by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in conjunction with the Ghana Football Association,” he said.
Nyantaki’s third and final appearance before the Commission took a sharp and unexpected turn when he indicated that there are moles within his own organisation the GFA.
According to the President there had been instances where sensitive issues that had been discussed among members of the association’s highest decision making body the executive committee had been leaked to the press.
“You sometimes face some challenges of what you call people trying to undermine you. You go for a meeting and before you step out of the meeting its out there. I was in London last week and i was so shocked that proceedings of our executive committee meeting were played on an Fm station in London,who sent it there? It must be a member of the executive committee or a staff or someone who was within the premises of the meeting. It is not a good development, they are here and i’m talking about it and they all know what I am talking about,”he told the commission.
He was however coy when asked about his interest in becoming the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in the near future.
“Issa Hayatou and I have a very close working relationship and i’m one of the strongest backers of Hayatou and I will support him as long as he remains CAF president.
“In future when he leaves i’m sure I could be a potential candidate,” he remarked.
The FA president exited the press room to rapturous applause and cheers from his fans and some loved ones.
By: Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com/Ghana