Ghana Football Supporters Stranded In South Africa
Some Ghanaian supporters who were airlifted to South Africa to support the Black Stars in the just ended African Cup of Nations have been left stranded three days after the tournament.
The Ghanaians say officials who are expected to process their return to Ghana have neglected them. A few who spoke to Citi News have appealed to the Ghana Football Association and government to come to their aid.
“We have been stranded here for about three days. We are still at a hotel and have been asked to check out by 12:30 probably taking us back to the airport. Even though we are getting ready, we are not sure whether we will get a flight or not,” one male supporter said.
Another male supporter also noted, “We were served breakfast every morning during the tournament but after we were brought back yesterday, this morning, there was no breakfast but by the time money was sent for it, breakfast time was over.”
One female supporter also added, “Those of us without the return ticket and those of us who did not find our names on the list of those going on Monday and Tuesday are still here so what they so they told us they will get us another chartered flight on Thursday because the South Africa flights don’t leave on Wednesday.”