Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan says he feels sad for former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi who is currently suspended from all football related activities.
Nyantakyi has been in the spotlight since he was captured in an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas back in June.
The Wa All Stars owner was captured alongside 77 other Ghanaian football officials and referees who accepted ‘cash gifts’ ostensibly to compromise their positions.
Nyantakyi has since been suspended by FIFA, whiles also stepping down from his positions as GFA President, WAFU Zone B President, CAF 1 Vice President and FIFA Council Member.
Gyan believes Nyantakyi did a lot for Ghana football, and says he sympathises with the under fire football administrator.
“I felt very bad when I heard the case about Kwesi Nyantakyi,” the Black Stars captain told told UTV.
“When I started my football from 2003, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been there for me and many other players.
“He has risen from the scratch to become CAF 1st vice president and a FIFA Executive Council Member and has helped the development of football in the country despite his lapses.
“I was thinking about the difficulties he will go through.
“He has lost everything at CAF, FIFA and GFA in a week but at the end of the day, what has happened has happened. I will pay him a visit before I go back to Turkey.”
Nyantakyi’s was initially handed a 90-day ban by FIFA, but it has since been extended by 45 more days.