Former GFA boss offers hope for Ghanaian football amid Anas exposé troubles

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Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe reckons football in the country can still get back on its feet after being rocked by recent corruption scandals

Former Ghana Football Association president Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe believes football can still regain its lost glory despite the bad news of corruption currently surrounding the game in the country. 

Football has been brought into disrepute following revelation of corrupt and match-fixing activities by top officials and referees, including FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi, who has since resigned from duty. 

The exposé was carried out by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye Private Investigations group.

"I don’t think everything is lost yet, no," Nyaho-Tamakloe told Ghana web.

“We don’t have footballers with skills now, that is why people are losing interest. 

"They prefer to watch the European leagues because the talent are there. 

"Let them show some [videos] of the past Black Stars players [and the quality of the past era will be there to see].

"Now, we have a Black Stars team that you have to bribe your way to get in there - it has been shown [in the video].

“If we get talented footballers, they’ll draw people to the game [again]. 

"If by tomorrow Kotoko get about two or three talented footballers [and] Hearts of Oak [do] the same thing, you’ll see what will happen."

Nyantakyi, who is currently under police investigation on orders of Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo, has also been handed a provisional 90-day ban by Fifa following the exposé. 

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All football matches have been suspended indefinitely as the Ghanaian government "takes steps to dissolve" the FA. 

Nyaho-Tamakloe was president of the football governing body between 2004 and 2005 before handing over to Nyantakyi.