Five hundred (500) Egyptian fans are expected to start arriving in Ghana on Monday for the crucial 2014 World Cup playoff in Kumasi.
The first batch of the supporters who are being financed by the Egyptian government and secured sponsorship from firms such as Vodafone and Coca Cola will arrive on Monday morning via a chartered flight.
Over a 100 fans will arrive at the Kotoka International Airport on Monday morning.
The next batch will arrive in the afternoon with the final batch expected on Tuesday morning.
The Ghana FA have already made 500 tickets available for the fans of the away team for Tuesday’s clash at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Leading Ghanaian travel and tour agency African Origin have been contracted to ensure the visiting supporters have the best of Ghanaian hospitality.
“All arrangements have been made, the hotels, buses and domestic flights to Kumasi have been readied for the Egyptian fans ahead of Tuesday’s clash,” Executive Director of African Origin Travel and Tour Samson Deen told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“We as Ghanaians are noted for our great hospitality and we want to give the visiting fans a nice treat.
“Ghana as a country enjoys very cordial relationship with the people of Egypt and we will love to give them an experience which will be etched in their minds forever.
“We are doing our bit in hosting the fans very well here for them to have a feel of the true Ghanaian hospitality but then we trust the Black Stars to hand them an unforgettable defeat on the field of play on Tuesday to match their comfortable stay in Ghana.”
The Egyptian fans will be lodging at the Miklin, Anita and Noda Hotel with others staying at the plush Movenpick Hotel during their stay in Ghana.
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