Ghanaian football fans to demonstrate against Canadian High Commission over visa refusal
Football fans in the country will hold a demonstration in the capital to protest against the Canadian High Commission for rejecting large-scale visa applicants to watch the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.
“We are meeting with at the Regional Police headquarters at 10:00am this morning and will from there we will hit the streets,” leading member of the group Abdul Aziz Futah told GHANASoccernet.com.
Last week, the Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga confirmed the high commission was treating each applicant as a potential asylum seeker.
This was after close to 200 football fans who went to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup finals sought asylum.
But the Sports Ministry said it had intervened and asked the chargé d’affaires to review its stance.
The FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup begins on Tuesday 5 August with the Black Princesses facing hosts Canada.