Sports presenters plead for mercy as GFA president heads to court to press for damages for slander

Sports presenters plead for mercy as GFA president heads to court to press for damages for slander

- The GFA president if pressing for damages, for the defamation of his character

- The sports presenters have pleaded for an out-of-court settlement, but to no avail

- They are reported to have offered the plaintiff a sum of GHc40,000 to drop the suit

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The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has resolved to head to court to see through the suit he filed agaimnst two sports presenters, Patrick Osei 'Songo' Agyemang, Kofi 'Abatay' Asare Brako and their radio sation Asempa FM, on the grounds of defamation.

Sports presenters plead for mercy as GFA president heads to court to press for damages for slander

Kofi Asare Brako and Country Man Songo

Meanwhile, a letter, reportedly asking him to accept a sum of some and drop the charges appears to have surfaced, further complicating the issue.

After the preliminary presentations of cases, the lawyer for the defendants is reported to have written to the plaintiff, requesting for an out – of – court settlement.

According to the lawyer, his clients are willing to pay GHc40,000 to the GFA president, so he drops the matter.

Nyantakyi, has however decided to go ahead with the matter, because, he is intent on clearing his name.

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This case comes on the heels of a previous one which involved Atinka TV and its presenter, Saddick 'Obama' Adams , who is alleged to have accused the GFA president and FIFA Council member of complicity in a deal with sportswear maker, Puma.

It has been disclosed that Nyantakyi, on previous occasions, usually ignored such cases of slander by media persons, but has taken this new course, in a bid to bring the practice to a stop.

It is alleged that most sports presenter often took advantage of apparent disregard for their actions to further denigrate him.

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The two presenters are reported to have pleaded with the GFA president to drop the charges.

The radio station (Asempa FM) is also accused of providing an unrestricted platform to their presenters, for the purpose of maligning Nyantakyi.

The lawyers for the plaintiff are seeking damages for libelous statements made with the purpose of damaging his image in the eyes of the public.

The GFA president is also a member of both the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) councils, as well as the head of the West African Football Union (WAFU).

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