Details are beginning to emerge from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa indicating that over two dozen Ghanaian footballers remain stranded in the East African country.
The players include former Black Stars World Cup star Lee Addy and other top flight foorballers who have been “underground” for over three months following the closure of African borders including that of Ghana.
The footballers were caught unprepared in March as they could not quickly mobilize their exit due to the imposition of drastic measures to curb the importation and spread of Covid-19 cases.
According to the players, all attempts to return home have failed. A manager who is leading them, Yussif Sofo has revealed exclusively to Max 89.7 FM, that the Ghanaian consulate in Ethiopia was in touch with government officials in Accra to arrange a flight back home.
Having submitted all relevant details and documentation however, frustration has set in among the players on the failed attempts return home so far.
The players representative added that the consulate in Addis Ababa has requested that each of them pay 2,000 dollars for arrangements to be made to put them on board a cargo plane back to Accra.
Yussif Sofo further disclosed that Ghana’s U-20 World Cup winning goalkeeper, Daniel Adjei was among the stranded players but has now been flown to Holland because he holds Dutch passport.
“We really need government to come to our aid because we have spent all our money and if government does not evacuate us then our accommodation situation will get out of hand in the next few days”.