Minister Afriyie Ankrah suspects faceless persons behind what happened in Brazi

Minister Afriyie Ankrah suspects faceless persons behind what happened in Brazi

In what could pass as a sequel to a Hollywood movie on Black Stars? 2014 World Cup ignominy, a book will also be published.

The book, which will be authored by then Sports Minister, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, will give an insight to all that took place in Brazil from the perspective of leader of Ghana?s delegation.

?I am writing a book,? Mr Afriyie Ankrah, who is currently a Minister of State at the Presidency, disclosed on TV3?s Hot Issues on Saturday, May 9.

Ghana?s third participation at the world cup was characterised with drama after the team refused to train for the opening match 1-2 loss to the United States, demanding to have their appearance bonuses of $100,000 each.

Not even an assurance of Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur could get the players from budging an inch on their stance.

After a 2-2 draw with Germany in their second game, the Black Stars had to be sent cash totaling $3 million by a chartered plane. But they lost 1-2 to Portugal a day after receiving the monies.

Already, Bugeater Films, a United States film production company, has hired screenwriter Darryl Wharton-Rigby to develop the happenings into a Hollywood hit.

But the former Minister of Youth and Sports claims his book will be a bestseller if sanctioned.

?Maybe if I get clearance that book will be very interesting.?

The confusion in camp led to the expulsion of midfielders Sulley Ali Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Mr Afriyie Ankrah was also reassigned by President John Dramani Mahama a few days after the world cup.

The ministry has since been headed by two persons, both legislators.

Asked what may have accounted for his reassignment, Mr Afriyie Ankrah said: ?I can surmise that [it was] following what happened in Brazil. Even without being physically here I could feel the heat.?

Source: Emmanuel Kwame Amoh , tv3network.com

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