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GFA, Sports Ministry to support stranded Ghanaian footballers in Ethiopia

The Ghana Football Association says it has reached out to the Ministry of Youth and Sports to join forces in bringing home over 20 Ghanaian players stranded in Ethiopia.

In a Facebook post by the Association’s President, Kurt Okuraku he stated that “I have just taken notice of a video of some Ghanaian Footballers who seem to be stranded in Ethiopia.”

“I am in contact with Hon Issac Kwame Asiamah (Sports Minister) who has directed that, contact be made with the boys and the Ghana Embassy in Ethiopia..

“All hands on deck at the moment to offer every support to our brothers. Soon this too shall pass!!!!!”,

About 23 Ghanaian footballers have been left stranded in the East African country since March 2020 after the football season there was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Due to the closure of Ghana’s borders in March, the players have not been able to fly back despite having air tickets.

Led by former Black Stars defender Lee Addy and ex-Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Muntari Tagoe, the stranded players in a video that has gone viral pleaded with Ghanaian Government for an immediate support.

The players wants government to come to their aid as soon as possible since their rent and work permit will be due on June 30, 2020.

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