Some Ghanaian players who ply their trade in the Ethiopian league have made a passionate appeal to the Nana Akufo Addo led government to rescue them from the country as their plight might worsen in the face of the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
Two of the players who spoke on behalf of the rest said in a video that they have squandered all their money since the season was truncated in March. They said they have in their possession of return tickets but they needed the assistance of the government to return to the country.
One of the spokespersons said they have talked to the Ghanaian consulate in the country and he had asked them to $2,000 for them to be evacuated on a cargo plane. The players disclosed their rent and work permits were due on June 30th and they will be thrown out of their apartments after the deadline.
Ghanaian players in Ethiopia say they are stranded and want govt help in coming back home.
They include Lee Addy who was part of the 2010 World Cup squad and goalkeeper Muntari Tagoe. pic.twitter.com/PsukGWYZv9
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) June 23, 2020