#Number 12: How Nyantakyi planned to get a lucrative deal worth $5M for the GPL

By Mutala Yakubu

After the first premier of Anas' expose titled "Number 12", Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association was caught on tape explaining the strategy he will use to get a lucrative sponsorship for the GPL.

In the video, Nyantakyi plotted a way to fleece his own Ghana Premier League of lucrative $5m sponsorship.

The Nyantakyi recently signed a sponsorship deal for the GPL with Zylofon.

But in the expose, he explained how sponsorship deals are done in Ghana Football.

He suggested to the Tiger Eye PI team that forming a company that will be the broker of the deal, so as to be able to get the commission on whatever sponsorship money is brought to the table.

“It’s cool money. Once the deal is sorted, then you get your share and I get mine. We can work it out so we get 20-25%.”

To illustrate how serious he is, the FA boss – himself, a lawyer – immediately drafted a Memorandum of Understanding, from memory, on a sheet of paper, gets it typed, and makes it ready for signing in their next meeting.

To sweeten the impending deal, Nyantakyi makes more pledges. He promises the investors “serious visibility” in Ghana, pointing out that “Ghana has about 500 radio stations” and so getting their name out there will not be an issue.
He goes further to tout his influence with Chinese media giant StarTimes, who signed a 10-year deal to be the broadcast partner of the Ghana Premier League last year.

Nyantakyi also pledges publicity on this network “in Asia and China” to the investors as well.

To make sure that the deal is closed well, Nyantakyi helpfully suggests to the investors that he owns a financial institution which can be used for all their transactions relating to sponsoring the Ghana Premier League.

 Nyantakyi also asked for him to be made the local representative of the Shiekh’s company in Ghana, with all its inherent benefits. Once that is agreed, the GFA boss drafts a MoU for that as well.

The embattled GFA boss could face some punishments for some of the utterances he made in the expose.

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