Former Black Stars and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien believes the recent Anas documentary into corruption in football vindicates players who were cast as trouble makers during the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Agitations between the playing body and officials of the Ghana Football Association over bonuses culminated in the airlifting of 3 million dollars from Ghana to Brazil.
Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng were subsequently expelled from the team’s camp for alleged physical assault and verbal abuse.
In the wake of the competition itself,the Dzamefe Commission of Enquiry set up by President John Dramani Mahama to investigate Ghana’s public ridicule found officials of the FA including then President Kwesi Nyantakyi guilty of financial malfeasance.
The veteran midfielder believes recent revelations from the Number 12 Documentary bring more meaning to the events Brazil 2014.
“What happened in Brazil was not supposed to happen in the first place but it did.
Strange men were brought to the team’s camp and we didn’t know who they were.
Things happened and that episode is sad,its a shame.
Maybe with this Anas revelation Ghanaians will understand better what happened.”
In conclusion he added that the time had come to move past the issue.