Anas heads to court to nullify 2016-17 GHPL season

The Tiger Eye PI team, led by award winning investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas have set their sights on annulling last season’s Ghana Premier League campaign.

This follows stunning revelations from Anas’ latest investigative documentary dubbed Number 12, which implicated 78 referees and match officials in various acts of corruption.

In the second part of the expose’ which was premiered on the BBC on Thursday, Anas reveals that he is planning to take legal action against the implicated persons in the video, as well as a grand plan to nullify the entire 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League campaign.

Video evidence from Number 12 has shown key games throughout the season, most notably the two games between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko turning out to be influenced by officials who had been paid to do so.

Aduana Stars won the league, with Accra Great Olympics, Bolga All Stars and Tema Youth being relegated.

The fallout from the first part of the documentary premiered on Wednesday at the Accra International Conference Center, has been immense, with the Government of Ghana revealing they are set to dissolve the entire Ghana Football Association.The exposé roped in political figures, referees and officials of both the GFA and the National Sports Authority.

Some high profile figures who were named by GFA boss Nyantakyi include Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Deputy Roads Minister, Anthony Karbo, and MP for Assin Central and Anas’ biggest critic over the last few days, Kennedy Agyapong.

In the video, Nyantakyi, in an interaction with persons he believed to be investors, quoted several sums of money to be given to those political figures and himself in order to facilitate the deal.

There were also a number of cases of referees being bribed to take decisions which would sway Ghana Premier League games in favour of one side.