ASEMPA: GFA liaises with the sports ministry to come to the aid of stranded Ghanaian players in Ethiopia

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The President of the Ghana Football Association Mr. Kurt Okraku and the Minister of Sports Hon. Isaac Asiamah have collaborated to come to the aid of Ghanaian players who have stuck in Ethiopia since March.

Earlier today, a video of over 20 Ghanaians who have been stuck and left stranded in Ethiopia since mid March due to the coronavirus restrictions was swirling around on social media.

In the video, the players could be heard calling on the government to come to their aid as they’ve been left stranded in the Eastern African country with no money to even satisfy their basic needs and as well can’t leave the country due to the closure of the country’s borders and airports in bid to curb the importation of the virus.

Reacting to the news, GFA President Mr. Kurt Okraku in two different posts on Facebook has revealed that his outfit and the sports ministry are collaborating to come to the aid of the stranded players.

“I have just taken notice of a video of some Ghanaian Footballers who seem to be stranded in Ethiopia”, he wrote on Facebook.

“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!!!!!!”

The GFA President minutes later revealed that they’ve finally got in touch with the 21 players.

“Ethiopia update!!”

“We now know that 21 Ghanaian footballers are currently in Ethiopia wanting to come home…”

“Hon Issac Kwame Asiamah is in touch with the ministry of foreign affairs….”

“Soon…this too shall pass!!”

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