Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

January 17, 2019 - 8:00 am

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Police in Ghana say an investigative journalist whose work exposing corruption in African soccer led to the downfall of a member of the sport's high-powered FIFA Council has been shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike.

Police said Thursday that Ahmed Husein was killed Wednesday night, with reports saying he was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck.

Husein was part of an undercover reporting team led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a renowned investigative journalist in Ghana.

Anas confirmed Husein's death on Facebook, saying: "Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace."

The journalists' work led to then-FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi, the second most powerful man in African soccer, being banned from the sport for life last year for bribery and corruption.

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