Friday Sep 28, 2018. 09:00
Ex-Hearts of Oak board member Ernest Thompson has defended former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Nyantakyi resigned as GFA president in June 2018 after he appeared in a video released by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in which the former was found taking a bribe and purporting to have the ability to "take over the whole country".
Since then Nyantakyi has been slammed by Ghanaians, but Thompson has now insisted that the Waala-born lawyer did a good job as GFA president.
“Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi is not a devil or demon and that does not mean Ms Lucy Quist cannot take independent decisions because she is a friend to Mr Nyantakyi,’’ Nyantakyi told Kumasi FM 104.1MHZ.
"Even if Mr Nyantakyi is her brother, he doesn’t decide for her. If that criteria is used a lot of people will not qualify for anything. Let us not demonize Nyantakyi as if he has done nothing for us.
"He is one of our own. Something has gone wrong and it’s been handled at another level. We can all have an error of judgement in the decision-making process," he continued.
"It could be that he took some decisions and his judgement was in error and it applies to everybody. I don’t support this ‘pull him down attitude’ in our country as if he’s a devil incarnate."
Nyantakyi has since been banned from football related activities by FIFA.