Ghanaian Gospel musician Grace Ashley has explained how some government officials and that of the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led Ghana Football Association tried to stop her from travelling to watch the 2006 World Cup held in Germany although President J.A Kuffour told them to cater for her after releasing her cheer songs for the Black Stars of Ghana.
She recounted how she was ‘robbed’ entitlement despite her unflinching love for the Anation through her cheer songs which motivated Ghanaians to rally behind the senior national team during Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers since 2006.
Grace Ashley shockingly claimed that former Deputy Sports Minister O.B Amoah maneuvered to stop state broadcaster, GTV from airing her cheer songs videos.
“President Kuffour told the football people at the time to treat me well. Former GFA General Secretary Kofi Nsiah actually gave me a letter saying the embassy should deny me my visa but I won an MTN raffle. Finally by the divine grace of God, Lawyer Sarfo Abebrese did everything for me. The GFA entourage were shocked to see me with the team at Germany,” she told Accra-based Angel 102.9FM.
“At a point OB Amoah who was deputy sports minster stopped GTV from broadcasting the video. He actually hired other musicians to compose other songs which he appeared in their videos,”
She also descended on the Ghana FA aiming a dig at former FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi.
“Even the allowance I received which Lawyer Boafo insisted that they pay me. GFA haven’t paid for my tickets, allowances and royalties. I deserve a mansion from the Black Stars for my commitment and dedication to the team,”
“I didn’t get any money from all the songs I composed for the Black Stars.
” Anywhere Kwesi Nyantakyi is, how they treated me is between him and his God,” she concluded.