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Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

The association's president was seen taking $65,000 in the latest documentary from undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

UPDATE 6/7: The Ghana Football Association is being disbanded following the information brought forward by Anas Aremeyaw Anas' When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm, reports BBC Africa.

Ghana's Sports Minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association will be "dissolved with immediate effect," Ghana Web reports.

GFA's president Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen taking $65,000 in the documentary released on Wednesday. He is considered the second most powerful person in Ghanaian football.

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Football is not only the continent's most beloved sport, but it's also a major business—with that comes the potential for bribery, greed and corruption.

The latest documentary from controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposes this unfortunate truth. In When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm aired by BBC's Africa News, the journalist exposes some of Ghana's football insiders, releasing footage of officials and referees accepting cash bribes before games, which is explicitly against both FIFA and Ghana Football Association's (GFA) rules.


The footage was collected over the span of two years, and also shows corruption between various national leagues. In one clip, Range Marwa, a major international referee from Kenya is seen taking $600 from a man reportedly posing as a Ghanaian official. One of the harshest offenses shown was carried out by Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of GFA and a FIFA council member, who is seen taking $65,000 from Anas' men.

The investigative piece contains a number of similar clips, capturing the misdeeds of various football execs.

The documentary, has received mixed responses so far, with some praising Anas as a whistleblower, and others questioning his methods, and alleging that he enticed the officials.





Watch the full 51-minute documentary above and revisit yesterday's #IAmAnas story, showing Ghanian's hilarious response to a failed attempt to expose the journalist earlier this week.

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


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Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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