Countryman Songo
Countryman Songo

President Nana Addo has ordered the immediate arrest of the head of Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi for defrauding by false pretence.

Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Samuel Abu Jinapor said President Akufo-Addo issued the order after viewing a video of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative exposé on Ghana’s football scene.

The film, which has not been publicly screened yet but it is believed that Mr Nyantakyi who has been the president of the Ghana Football Association for 13 years may have been caught on camera in a compromised position.

Countryman Songo Fire

Kwame Sefa Kayi has dropped a hint that the impending Anas expose on Ghana football which is yet to be released by the renowned investigative journalist Aremeyaw Anas will let Ghanaians see the good works Patrick Osei Agyemang a.k.a Countryman Songo has been doing over the years.

A teaser of the investigation by Tiger Eye PI released on Tuesday, May 15, sparked conversations about what is to be expected when Anas Aremeyaw Anas finally spills.

The hosts of the popular sports show Fire for Fire has been the number one critics of Ghana football, having branded the league as a poor one and tagged the officials of the Ghana Football Association as corrupt people.

His frequent criticism of Kwesi Nyantakyi, the President of the GFA has landed him a suspension by management of Multi Media, the employers of the controversial sports journalist to dissociate themselves from a defamatory suit against their employee for his perceived unguarded comments against the GFA capo.

However, Kwame Sefa Kayi who is a personal friend of Songo is hopeful the latter will be vindicated after the Anas expose on Ghana football

“We recently hosted a tournament and I am aware that Ghana won that WAFU tournament against Nigeria.

“I have not said I have watched the video but when we talk about football it involves referees, GFA officials and other personalities.

“But after the video, my brother Songo [Patrick Osei Agyemang] will be applauded for the good work he has been doing for mother Ghana,” he added.

The popular investigative journalist is set to release his latest piece which has been titled “Number 12” on June 6th, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

 

Co-efficient

In 2015, the Government White Paper on the Dzamefe Commission of Enquiry that looked into the Black Stars involvement in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, recommended that the ‘co efficient theory’, as propounded by Kwesi Nyantakyi, should be dismissed.

The report stated that; “the concept of “coefficient” and definition of “management”, as propounded by the GFA President, should be dismissed.”

One of the highlights of the Dzamefe Commission sitting was the appearance of the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) president; when he sought to explain to the commissioners how an amount of about $557,000 was shared as appearance fee between five Black Stars management committee members.

In other issues, E-volution International, the company that produced and managed Fan Parks to screen the World Cup matches to fans in Ghana; is also to be subject to further investigation and they are to pay any net income accruing from their activities back to the state’s chest.

It would be recalled that the testimony of Fred Darko, Chief Executive of the company who also doubled as Project Coordinator of the World Cup Organizing Committee, was dogged with several inconsistencies and amendments whiles answering questions from the commission on certain issues.

The GFA had cancelled an earlier press briefing to respond to issues raised in the White Paper as a result of their lawyers inability to make their input.

Source-Newsghana.com.gh

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