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Egypt to lodge CAF complaint against Ghana over bribe allegations
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced that they would file an official complaint with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following the bribe allegations made against Egypt by their Ghanaian counterparts.
A member of the Ghanaian Football Association Kofi Manu alleged that the Ghana FA chairman Kwesi Nyantakyi refused a $1million bribe in exchange of playing a fixed game against the Pharaohs to help them qualify to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
“I’m not mincing words, I say Kwesi Nyantakyi had the opportunity to take $1million dollars in Egypt and give away that home match to the Egyptians,” Manu said in defense of Ghana FA chairman, who is facing corruption allegations.
“I won’t tell you who wanted to pay but you can also understand,” he added.
Ghana had qualified to the world cup after beating Egypt 6-1 in the first leg and losing away 2-1.
The chairman of the EFA Gamal Allam denied these claims saying that he was surprised by the Ghanaian allegations.
“The EFA have always respected the fair play rules, we are far away from these claims,” Allam added.
Allam explained that they would get in touch with their Ghanaian counterparts before taking any official steps.
“We will contact the Ghanaian association to get official clarification before submitting the complaint in order to protect the good relations between the two associations,” Allam added.