Ameenu Shardow, the Black Stars squad manager, claims that Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s Number 12 expose still has an impact on Ghana football five years after it was published.
The documentary, which broadcast in 2018, exposed various abnormalities in Ghana football, including corrupt acts, which led to Kwesi Nyantakyi’s removal as GFA president and the association’s dissolution.
Kurt Okraku took over as president of the organization after its reformation in 2019, and while his administration has had some triumphs, like qualifying Ghana for the World Cup, many believe Ghana football is still on the decline.
However, Ameenu Shardow believes that the current administration is doing its best, but that the destructive effects of the recession have made it tough to overcome some difficulties.
According to the General Manager of Dreams FC, the GFA has not been very smooth in their operations because they encountered large ‘cracks’ that require time to be filled.
“I used to tell people all the time, especially after the Anas expose.” These items will undoubtedly have an impact on our football. It wasn’t seen at the time, but we’re seeing it now,” he told 3Sports on Sports Ultras.
“It’s not possible to stop playing organised football for close to two years. And then when you resume you expect everything to be smooth sailing. It never happens.
“Even in times when no scandal had hit the sport, we were struggling to make it to the national team. How much more when organised football was stopped for close to two years? It was bound to have an effect but somehow when we came back we managed to qualify for the World Cup and I think it papered off the cracks but the cracks are still there. It will expose you,” he added