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Stop making noise and prosecute me for Brazil 2014 fiasco - Afriyie Ankrah dares NPP govt

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was the Minster for Youth and Sports during the 2014 FIFA World Cup debacle in Brazil when Ghana was ridiculed by the world for flying over $4 million to Brazil to pay the appearance fees of Black Stars players.

As if that was not enough, two players namely Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home for various infractions at the Black Stars camp.

The Sports Minister at the time, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was accused of blowing cash and buying coconut for an obscene amount of money.

Things didn’t go as scripted with the Black Stars failing to reach the knockout phase for the first time in her three appearances, as if that was not enough, the nation was transmogrified from a position of envy in the football landscape to global ridicule following the state’s decision to fly monies worth $3million to the South American nation as players boycotted training over unsettled bonuses.

“I was audited by Ernst & Young after the Brazil saga. I provided receipt for every single thing we bought at Brazil. There’s also a report after the Dzamefe commission was set up and I’ve gone through all these,” he explained.

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was born in 1967 in Ghana. His mother hailed from Atiavi, near Keta, in the Volta Region and his father was from Ahenema Kokoben, that is located in the Ashanti Region.

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