Asamoah Gyan has paid glowing tribute to former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi and criticised Ghanaians for destroying the ‘God-sent’ football administrator.
The longest serving FA capo is serving a FIFA lifetime ban after being found guilty of corruption, conflict of interest and commission charges.
Football’s world governing body slapped the ban after Mr Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
While Mr Nyantakyi has fought claims of bribery and corruption, the former FA leader was taken to the slaughter house by his own compatriots.
And the legendary Black Stars player has lashed out at Ghanaians for destroying a man sent by God to transform football.
“He [Kwasi Nyantakyi] was like an angel sent to help Ghana Football. Let’s look at the peak, he elevated our game to the world,” Gyan told Joy FM.
”The man was mishandled and treated unfairly by Ghanaians after the so-called video exposé. We should have opened an in-depth investigation into the matter
“I have worked with him for several years and I know the kind of person I am talking about today. He rose to the highest level of world football to become CAF first vice president and a FIFA Executive Council Member, but we used less than 48 hours to bring him down.
“Our football hasn’t been better since Kwasi Nyantakyi left. It’s very sad. Whether we like it or not, Ghana made the three appearances at the FIFA World Cup because of him,” he said.