Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has expressed sadness by the recent fortunes of embattled former football association president Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The renowned administrator, who also held officers as Caf first-vice president and member of the prestigious Fifa Council, was forced to give up his positions in June after being fingered in an investigative documentary on football and corruption.
Produced by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the video also led to the overhaul of the FA, declaration of the GFA premises as a crime scene by local police, who are currently investigating all accused persons including Nyantakyi.
"I felt very bad when I heard the case about Kwesi Nyantakyi," Gyan told UTV.
"When I started my football career from 2003, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been there for me and many other players.
"He rose from the scratch to become Caf first-vice president and a Fifa Executive Council Member, and has helped the development of football in the country despite his lapses.
"I was thinking about the difficulties he will go through.
"He lost everything at Caf, Fifa and GFA in a week but at the end of the day, what has happened has happened.
"I will pay him a visit before I go back to Turkey."
In the immediate aftermath of the exposé, Nyantakyi was handed a preliminary 90-day ban from all football activities by Fifa.
The suspension, upon expiry, has been extended for 45 more days while Fifa continues its investigations.
A final pronouncement is expected soon.