The investigative piece of the ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas on football dubbed ‘Number 12’ which was premiered June this year has given birth to several results with sanction being slapped on culprits by governing football bodies including FIFA.

The exposé by Africa’s ace controversial brought about several reforms in football administration aimed at weeding out the bad nuts in order to make the sports free and fair.


As espoused by Tiger PI the body that conducted the investigations, MyNewsGh.com catalogs seven ways Number 12 has impacted on Africa.

  • FIFA/Ghana have set up a normalization committee to reorganize Ghana football and supervise fresh elections to elect new executives.
  • FIFA bans Kwesi Nyantakyi, former GFA president, for life in addition to payment of nearly $490,000 for conflict of interest, commission, corruption & bribery.
  • Referees Association of Ghana (RAG) has handed lifetime bans to 8 referees, 61 other referees suspended for ten years each for accepting cash of various sums.
  • Nigerian soccer Federation has 0 banned the Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf for accepting $1000 He has also been also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000
  • CAF has banned 18 African referees and assistants and 14 more provisionally suspended pending investigations for accepting cash of various sums
  • FIFA has banned Kenyan referee Marwa Range for life over a $600 bribe
  •  Ghana National Sports Authority boss, Robert Sarfo Mensah and three other workers interdicted pending investigations over bribery and corruption
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