A week back, the world was shocked by the scam and corruption charges of Mohamed bin Hammam, Chief of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). His audit report showed embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars from the AFC official bank account where the name of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA )President Ganesh Thapa was also mixed with the scam.
The most intriguing thing is having all the proof nothing has been done to ANFA President Ganesh Thapa till date.
Associated Press directly quotes, “Gaurav Thapa, whose father heads the Nepalese federation, received $100,000 while a Filipino football official Jose Mari Martinez received $60,000 and had $11,226 in hospital expenses paid. Another $50,000 went to an East Timorese football official Francisco Kalbuadi Lay, the audit found.” ANFA president Ganesh Thapa has been charged with misappropriation of funds in the past but was given a free pass by the Nepal government.
With huge allegation and rumors Ganesh Thapa made public a public statement in Avenues Television saying, “ Bin Hammam used to be a close friend, I borrowed the money from him. This was in 2009. The matter was settled in 2010/11.”
What sort of statement is that how can a person give you a loan of USD 100,000 that too on personal basis from an official organizational account. It's not justifiable, you should have considered the consequence, you should have considered the image of Nepalese Football industry. Mr Thapa if you think Nepalese are that dumb then I think you have to reconsider. I believe the CIAA should take the things in matter and start the investigation and if he is found guilty he should be brought by books.
It’s a direct form of corruption which cannot be ignored, the position he holds and his responsibilities are immense to the job and future of FOOTBALL in Nepal
Football in Nepal is related to national pride, how a person with such an image can be related with a field? How can he be given the responsibility of managing the dreams of millions?
How can we trust him to lead the national pride and what can we expect?