Ghana has lost its final group game against Comoros. The scoreline ended 2-3 in favour of the latter.
Surprisingly, Ghanaians have directed their anger at Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a Ghanaian investigative journalist whose motto is “name, shame and jail”.
In effect, he has utilized his anonymity as a tool in his investigations including No. 12.
The No. 12 documentary, premiered on 6 June 2018, sought to highlight corruption in football and among football administrators in Ghana.
The British Broadcasting Corporation provided technical support for the investigation and secured the rights to show it to a global audience.
The consequences of that documentary indicted Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, the immediate past President of the Ghana Football Association.
Nyantakyi hinted that he had considerable power to influence many sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
He further suggested that he could facilitate business deals and involve the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo whenever he needed to.
Such meetings with the president could be achieved if supposed foreign investors would pay some bribe to him.
The investigative piece revealed widespread corruption in football in Ghana. Several match referees were caught receiving bribes to favour certain teams.
In many instances, match officials and football administrators engaged in match-fixing deals and influenced who was called to feature for the national team or who got to play in a particular match.
In all, 77 Ghanaian referees and 14 Ghana Football Association officials were caught in various acts of corruption.
Ghanaians felt that the documentary had vindicated their concerns about football in Ghana.
However, they made a U-Turn after woefully exiting the AFCON tournament.