• News

Journalist who exposed corruption in African football was killed

Getty Images
Advertisement

Ahmed Hussein-Sale was killed Wednesday night in the capital of Ghana. He was part of a reporting team who exposed corruption in football.

Exposing corruption in football is very dangerous. It’s a thankless job that might put the life of journalism in danger.

That is the case of investigating journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who was killed Wednesday night in the capital of Ghana, Accra.

According to a report by Sports Illustrated, Hussein-Suale was part of an investigative team that uncovered a corrupt FIFA Council member named Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Nyantakyi was the head of Ghanian football and the number two official in the African Football Confederation (CAF).

He was recorded accepting a bribe of $65,000. He later resigned from all his roles and was banned by FIFA for life.

Hussein-Suale was shot by unknown attackers when he was arriving at his home in Accra, killing him instantly.

Loading