Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has suggested that radio broadcaster Patrick Osei Agyemang alias Countryman Songo is a liability to media firm Multimedia Ghana Limited and has advised the company to sack him.
Nyantakyi has sued Multimedia Ghana Limited and the journalist and wants damages to the tune of $2 million.
Nyantakyi who doubles as CAF’s First Vice President, claims Songo made unsubstantiated claims of corruption against his personality describing him as the head of a mafia and is in court for image redemption.
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Award-winning Songo hosts a syndicated TV show on Adom FM, Asempa FM, Adom TV and other affiliates across the country.
The show titled ‘Fire For Fire’ has won multiple awards in Ghana and is credited for keeping underperforming sports officials on their feet and normally features a strongly-worded monologue by its host.
The FA President, who is also a lawyer and a banker, claims a delegation from Multimedia visited him to seek an out of court settlement.
While the issue is still pending before a competent court of jurisdiction Nyantakyi has publicly called on Multimedia to fire the journalist.
“How much is their turnover in a year that a journalist is going to cost them two million dollars? If I was a media owner I won’t retain such a journalist because he is going to cost the company,” he told Accra-based Neat FM.
Various media reports claim Songo could make a switch to newly established radio station Zylofon FM.