By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, June 05. GNA - Tiger EyePi, an investigative outfit, is set to premier its official promo and a documentary dubbed “When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm”, an investigation done on alleged cases of corruption affecting the integrity of football administration and officiating in Ghana.
The yet to be premiered documentary, which would be shown on 6th June, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre at 17:00 hours, saw the Ghana Police and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) inviting Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, the Ghana Football Association President for questioning and also to assist in allegations of false pretense leveled against him and using the President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo’s name in extortion.
In a released copied to Ghana News Agency (GNA) and signed by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the over two years investigative work was “focused on local leagues, referees, club owners, coaches and the higher reaches of the football administration in Ghana, as well as its connection to continental and global football”.
According to the release, the findings in the documentary “takes a sweeping look at cases of match fixing and its effects on hardworking footballers, compromised match officials and how that contributes to preventable tragedies, corruption within top national sports management and its effect on the country’s reputation on the global stage”.
In the release, the yet to be premiered documentary would seek to answer questions why the senior national team, the Black Stars missed out on the African Nations Cup and the Russia 2018 World Cup and why the local league is in tatters, where the men and women responsible would be named and shamed.
The head of the Tiger EyePI has noted that it is his “expectation that this film would begin an active national conversation on a sport that is loved by many and give well-meaning Ghanaians an opportunity to help build a system that is robust”.