Sour turned sweet for two rivals in the sports fraternity as the one week celebration of ace broadcaste, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong became the day of unity for FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi and his avowed critic, Patrick Osei Agyemang.
The football administrator and the journalist both embraced and danced to demonstrate their unity to the excitement of the crowd at the one-week celebration of the late presenter on Saturday.
The two have been worlds apart as far as football in the country is concerned, with the firebrand journalist always describing the FA President as a huge corrupt figure.
The FA president,in response, launched a $2m libel suit against Multimedia Broadcasting Limited (MBL) for giving unfettered platform to the journalist defame him.
Nyantakyi, who is also Vice President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), sued two of its journalists, Patrick Osei Agyeman and Kofi Asare Brako also known as Abatay (who now works with Atinka FM) for consistently defaming him for years on the Multimedia Group owned radio station Asempa Fm.
Nyantakyi, an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football, claims Asempa FM – a local-language FM station owned by MGL – tarnished his image in a series of broadcasts involving both journalists.
Ironically, the two forwent their entrenched stands of adversary to pay respect to the ace journalist, whose sudden demise has shocked many.
Mr. Nyantakyi after expressing his condolence to the late KABA’s family and the Multimedia Group also donated GH₵2000 and 20 boxes of bottled water to support the funeral of the late Asempa FM presenter.
The families of KABA and those of Valentina are here with a unity of purpose- to give a befitting one week to the departed soul of the once bubbly broadcaster.
By Fiifi Abdul Malik/ghanaguardian.com