Former Ghana goalkeeper, Richard Kingston has implored Ghanaians to forgive ex-Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi of all his ‘sins’ and move on with life.
Mr Nyantakyi, the longest-serving FA President was caught on tape engaging in corrupt acts by undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his famous documentary, titled “Number 12.”
The former Wa All Stars boss lost all his positions in football following the airing of the documentary in June 2018.
Kingson believes the happenings of two years ago should be left in the past, so all can forge ahead and pray for better times for the sport of football in the country.
“Ghanaians seem not to have forgiven him for all that happened two years ago and, they keep talking about it and calling him names even till now and this I believe is not right,” the former Blackpool told MAX TV.
“Whatever that happened has happened and Ghanaians should please leave it in the past and look ahead.”
He added that what Mr Nyantakyi went through can happen to anyone at any time and; therefore Ghanaians should not be seen rejoicing at the unfortunate happenings but rather pray no one goes through such a thing.
“We should not be seen rejoicing over the misfortune of others, but rather pray that such unfortunate happenings would not find its way into our lives.
“He is my big brother. I often call and tell him things that would happen and I know he will pull through these hard times.
“The Lord is about to prepare something big for him and I want to tell him that he should get closer to the Lord and expect his blessings,” he added.
Under the auspices of Mr Nyantakyi as teh FA president, Ghana qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 2006 and went on to play in teh 2010 and 2014 Mundial.
The Black Satellites also won the U-20 FIFA World Cup for the first time.