SAA airlifts stranded football fans in Ghana


Some 345 Ghanaian football fans who where left stranded at the El-Wak sports stadium in Ghana’s capital Accra have finally been airlifted to South Africa to beef up the 1000 fans already cheering the Black Stars.

The fans were left stranded as a result of government’s refusal to incur extra cost to the already budgeted one thousand fans it airlifted to South Africa earlier.

The issue however led to public disagreements between the Deputy Sports Minister under the former ruling Administration, OB Amoah and the Local Government Minister.

Last night, the ruling National Democratic Congress succeeded in airlifting all the 345 Ghanaian football fans to South Africa via the South African Airways.

Revealing how the 345 fans were able to be airlifted last night, the National Organizer of the NDC, Yaw Boateng Djan, disclosed to Joy News, a local media in Ghana that the ruling party had support from some unidentified philanthropists.

The Deputy Sports Minister, OB Amoah has warned the ruling party of the consequences in sponsoring that large number of people for the World Cup in South Africa.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s Black Stars hopes in reaching the second round has received a huge boost as they had a tough but a cool win over Serbia in their opening match.

They clash face to face with Australia on Saturday for their second group match.

Pic: South African Airways plane