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Report: GFA paid bribes on Ghana vs Egypt game

Ghana Sports Newspaper revealed reports from the Ministry of Youth and Sports that the Ghana Football Association spent over $420,000 as an unclassified payment in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Egypt.

The Ghanaian reports claimed that the ministry’s expenditure in 2013 showed a $400,000 unclassified payment and a $16,000 of indemnity payments during the Black Stars’ home and away games against the Pharaohs in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Moreover, the reports displayed another payment that was issued in the group stage game against Zambia that was hosted in Kumasi, in which the GFA spent $100,000 on unclassified payments and $16,000 of indemnity payments. The game, which Ghana won 2-1, sent the Black Stars to the summit of the group.

Another payment was reported in the same year, in which the GFA spent $85,000 on unclassified payments and $14,000 of indemnity payments during the group stage game against Lesotho and another $100,000 during the group stage game against Sudan.

An overall amount of $720,000 of unclassified and indemnity payments were spent on the Black Stars’ journey to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. These indemnity payments were paid to match officials for questionable reasons.

Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, Youth and Sports Minister, revealed that the state could spent $1 million in a single game for the Black Stars. These amounts, which was given from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, have raised many critical questions about the GFA’s transparency.

Ghana Sports Newspaper revealed that the GFA has been receiving huge payments from the ministry over the years defined as ‘unclassified payments’; yet, the GFA’s top officer has defined the money as ‘contingencies’.

The stench of corruption in the African Football has become unbearable. Money, sovereignty and relations have become the main features of many strong Football Associations around the continent.

A pre-med student majoring in applied kinesiology at Rutgers University, Reporter at KingFut and a devoted Real Madrid fan.



  1. ghanaguy1992

    July 18, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Thats cheap journalism…GYAN’S SHOT,GOMA’S OWN GOAL,WARIS HEADER,GYAN’S HEADER AND ATSU’S LONG RANGE SHOT…which of them looks like the keeper pretended not to catch,or,the referee whistled goal when the ball went to corner kick?…thats laughable…

  2. Stunner

    July 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Give me a break. If there was a bribe it was from the Egyptian team who got a cheap penalty from the Moroccan ref. Unless you want to say the Egyptian players were bribed. I am guessing those taking bribes were Salah, El Nenny, and both keepers.

  3. Ahmed giza

    July 18, 2016 at 10:14 PM

    looool…Ghana will beat Egypt many many times over again. We Egyptians don’t deserve to go to the World cup anytime. Sisi’s dirty military dictatorship will pay a lot to Ghana’s black stars. We are a failure in everything, not in football only.

    • Ahmed giza

      July 18, 2016 at 10:18 PM

      Just see how potato head sisi was welcomed in Rwanda today and you will know what i mean. We are a joke guys… Good luck black stars you will qualify inshalla!

      • Fouad

        July 19, 2016 at 2:17 PM

        Ahmed you obviously are more of a traitor than an Egyptian. There’s a difference between being critical of certain elements in your country and of cheering for an entirely different country against your own. That’s why you are labeled as disloyal and ungrateful. If you really hate Egypt that much then go somewhere else and stop calling yourself Egyptian because you neither honor yourself nor your country with that shitty attitude. Perhaps the Ghana FA might have a place for you in their midst as the new Bribe Co-ordinator. Good luck in that position

    • 3mar

      July 19, 2016 at 1:04 AM

      inta zebala

    • Ahmed shousha

      July 19, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      Shut up you will see you will all see if we don’t beat Ghana then I am not a man. I hate Egyptians like you who don’t even have a bit of patriotism in their heart you make me sick, sure we aren’t the best country and for sure we are in balls deep in a lot of problems mostly financial but, that doesn’t mean that someday if not sooner then later we will get out and we will be a good if not great economically. Plus our soccer team or football team (whatever) is BOMB it’s KILLING, it’s the best we have been. I have faith in salah, elneny, kouka, ghazal, sobhi, ghaly, elmohamady, elshenawy, gaber, ramy rabia, el hadary, fathy, hegazy, tolba, warda, hector ćuper, and all the other players and staff including Sam morsy who will hopefully soon be playing and I thank kingfut and trust them with the news they offer and I really love the show called “the scout” we will win Ghana ( with all due respect) I am not even worried a bit. I don’t think we are the best country in fact I know we are not the best but, we try and try and we are still trying and I know it doesn’t look like it but we are trying and if you don’t like Egyptian or you don’t like being an Egyptian the get out! We don’t want you, one less human to worry about wasting Egyptian resources and then not being grateful, there are countries far worst. And I don’t care how sisi took over if he is doing good then I don’t care but, you have to remember he has been given the hardest job and people like you don’t make it easier for him and if we don’t see change or we don’t like it we will change him ( I know we won’t need to) just like others because that’s how powerful our people are I mean come on other nation couldn’t remove their leaders and they tried, gives the hardest and harshest leader and if we don’t like him he is gone.

      • ahmed

        July 20, 2016 at 10:21 AM

        What is with the attack on ”Ahmed Giza” ? As if what he is saying is something imaginary. What is actually quite depressing if you brainwashed military junta supporters who are so deep in the bull**** you can’t even smell it anymore.

        ”Our football is as great as it has ever been” ? What is this ? A statement or a joke ? Our domestic league is the worse it has ever been, our top two teams are getting beaten away and at home against teams we used to take as a joke in the past and on top of all that the National team and every club in the country plays the most un-appealing football I have ever saw in my life.

        To add to all of this, we have a government who have banned fans for almost 7 years now all because they cant stand banners or chants against their regime being heard on national T.V on some of the most watched games in the country (Ahly, Zamalek, Ismaily, Masry etc).

        Some of the current players don’t even know what playing in front of an audience is like. You call that football ?

        Go watch some Ahmed Moussa or go ask Daddy who probably works in a beneficial position in this regime for a new Mercedes because you got b***hurt over somebody telling the truth.

        • Ahmed Shousha

          July 21, 2016 at 5:58 AM

          First of all I never mentioned the domestic league. I talked about the national team and we are the best we have ever been and that is my opinion. Please tell me when was the last time ( other than now) you have seen an Egyptian arsenal player, the last time you saw an AS ROMA player, the last time you seen a stoke city player and so on, there has been more Egyptian professionals than before and i know and remember the older teams ( 2010) where there were players like trika, zidan, mido, etc. and those were good time, those were the best time and I grew up watching them, watching them was my childhood but, let’s be honest this team has far more potential I mean last time we went to the World Cup was 1990 and that’s way before the recent golden days when we were the 9th best team in the world. Sure Fifa stats don’t say that this team is better, we are only 43 but, I see far more potential and if you ask world class managers they would tell you the same ( I am not comparing myself to one I am not even a manager I am just a normal guy). About you saying I support the military regime or you saying and talking about my political view, I never said that I support or don’t support any kind of regime, he’ll I never even said I support elsisi but, I also never said I didn’t which means I might support Elsisi or maybe not. All I said was I don’t care how Elsie took power as long as he is the better option and makes Egypt better now if he doesn’t we can take him off and all I am saying the Egyptian people are capable of such a thing I am not encouraging anything and I said to put in perspective that he has been given that hardest job and that is trying to fix Egypt which is like trying to fix a ballon that’s been shoot at , and managed not to pop, with only tape. I could easily say that you are a Muslim brotherhood and you could be trying to trash elsisi’s name and trash Egypt, it’s very simple but, I am not going to do that. Be careful what you say next time if you can’t back it up and if you are going to make quotation marks at least put what I really said and also be careful how you read and interpret things, man you are really terrible at this. I would like to see how you respond to this. If you are worth what you said I am sure you can easily top this.

          • ahmed

            July 24, 2016 at 9:06 AM

            First of all lets go over that quote thing you seem to be all worked up about. I changed your broad inaccurate ”football team or soccer team” to only ”football” because the way you put it doesn’t even make sense.

            Our national football team is currently and historically, essentially composed of players playing domestically, we basically only have two regulars in this squad playing in Europe and you named them. The rest of the squad plays in the Egyptian premier league which gives us a team as good as the league is. This puts us at the lowest level we have been in recent history (last 20 years) because of the facts I stated in my original post (from the ridiculous fans bans to the total corruption that took over the league and the FA since 2011).

            You are talking about potential. Every generation of Egyptian footballers possessed potential. We are a country that tends to produce talented football players, but potential does not equal success. The Treika generation had the potential to be WC quarter-finalists or even semi-finalists yet they did not even make an appearance at the competition. What is happening currently is that we have players with about the same level of potential if not more, but they are doomed to failure. Our league has been reduced to the equivalent of the Rwandan premier league (with all due respect) and you can witness this by opening your TV and watching any of this league’s games or any of Zamalek and Ahly CAFCL games. Our players lack the basical tactical awareness that even the smallest of teams in a competition like the CAFCL posses. This an example among others. Bear in mind 90% of our national team is composed of the same players. This AFCON qualifying thing was a joke and we basically faced the poorest Nigerian side I ever witnessed. We scraped through by doing what we have been doing since 2010 which is pass the ball to Salah. Nothing even the mildest of teams in that AFCON with the lamest of coaches could stop on any given day.

            BTW this generation and its potential (that I do no deny) have been playing since 2010 and basically own 95% of the starting 11 spots in the national team since 2012, what have they done in 4 years ? The biggest achievement is to qualify for an AFCON and they failed 3 times before it, something that was not even a question before 2010 (we only had failed to reach once before). What is flabbergasting is not that you can’t admit such failure, but the fact that you are actually raving about this team as if they did something unheard of or were actually on their way to the most glorious years of our football.

            Finally, I did not direct my comment about the military junta right at you, but at the collection of messages (including yours) that were left to attack ”Ahmed Giza”. For your information I am not a Muslim brotherhood supporter, just like Ahmed Giza is probably not any more than I am. Just a guy who does not want a religious party to lead his country, but on the other hand does not want a military junta to lead it neither, you know, a civilian president, just like all the civilized and successful countries. What have those 65+ last year of military junta gave Egypt ? Nothing more than a few football games to decide of the fate of our happiness and the entirety of our national pride.

    • Mohamed Salah

      October 31, 2016 at 9:26 PM

      Sisi is the best egyptian president and at least he isnt as bad as morsi. Egypt will go to yhe world cup. Dont worry

      • Mohamed Salah

        October 31, 2016 at 9:29 PM

        Ghana is to cocky.
        Stop doubting your own countries capabilities.

      • El Pharaoh

        November 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM

        loool the best president, biggest joke ever, you army’s boot licking scumbag. Don’t you see what is happening right now in Egypt?!?!? 😀 😀 😀

  4. Sheikh Tophic Sienu

    July 19, 2016 at 4:32 AM

    There is a campaign in GHANA against the Ghana FA and the Black Stars by the new Minister of Youth and Sports. So be careful how you get yourself into this.

    • Ahmed Shousha

      July 19, 2016 at 11:16 AM

      What do you mean by yourself? As in this website or Egypt?


      July 20, 2016 at 2:40 AM

      There is no campaign against GFA, there are questions being asked about how monies are spent in managing the Black Stars.

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  6. Selfmade

    July 19, 2016 at 1:27 PM


  7. Selfmade

    July 19, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Testing….. Infamous made

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