Former Ghana Football Association Communication Director Ibrahim Saanie Daara has revealed that the calculated attempt by Anas Aremeyaw Anas to destroy him has rather turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
His comment comes back on a documentary aired by ace investigative journalism Anas Aremeyaw Anas dubbed Number 12 which exposed a shocking web of players, coaches, referees and administrators who allegedly took bribes to influence football on the continent.
In the said documentary, Saanie Daara was seen in the video rejecting money to influence player selection but Anas stated that former later took the money.
He has however sued Anas and his Tiger Eye PI Company seeking 2 million Ghana cedis in damages.
“I’m still going strong but I’ve not been following it. I’m happy with the way the case has progressed nonetheless,” Sannie told Citi TV.
“I think that there was a calculated attempt to put me in a certain light; anybody with any conscience of humanity will look at that thing [the Anas documentary] and you see that it was a calculated thing to get at me.
“That failed woefully."
Saanie made history at AFCON 2019 by being the first Ghanaian to lead media activities at the expanded tournament after being named the CAF Media Officer for the opening match between Egypt and Zimbabwe.
He was also made appointed CAF Media Officer for the final match against Algeria and Senegal played at the Cairo International Stadium.
This he points out that, the aftermath of the exposé has rather taken him to greater heights.
”I have continued to thrive. In fact, that has turned out to be a blessing for me, because for the first time, a Ghanaian was put in charge of media operations for the AFCON 2019 opening game and finals; between May and June of 2019, I travelled to 47 countries working, so it’s been good,” he said.