Former Youth and Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, one of the key witnesses during the Brazil 2014, Commission of Inquiry says his removal from the ministry after last year’s World Cup fiasco does not connote any wrong doing.
The former sports minister stole the headlines during the Commission hearings after weeping while answering questions on poor travel arrangement by fans, suspicious contracts awarded and executed and a total chaos in the Stars’ camp in Brazil.
Ahead of the Commission’s presentation of its report to the presidency, the former Minister told JOY Sports in an exclusive interview he was sacrificed.
“When there are tournaments, naturally people are excited. There is so much expectation and when we go and we don’t do well, then we are all looking for somebody’s blood.”
“It’s normal and so I had to be sacrificed, it’s normal.”
“I think that we should support the New Minister. He is very capable. I have full confidence in him and his capabilities,” he added.
The Justice Dzamefe led commission is expected to present its finding and recommendations to the presidency this week, after an over 100-day wait.