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2014 World Cup: Ghanaian fans buying match tickets meant for the disabled, Brazilian ambassador reveals

Published on: 18 May 2014
Ghanaian fans might have trouble getting entry to the match venues in Brazil

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Brazilian Ambassador to Ghana H.E Irene Vida Gala has made a startling revelation of Ghanaian fans who have bought tickets meant for the disabled for the 2014 World Cup.

The Brazilian consulate have started issuing out visas to the numerous Ghanaian fans who intend to travel to Brazil to support the Black Stars in June’s finals.

One of the criterions for securing a Brazilian visa includes the presentation of a valid match ticket to serve as ample proof of the motive for making the trip.

The Brazilian ambassador has however revealed that some of the tickets presented by applicants are that of areas designated to the disabled even though her outfit nevertheless granted these applicants the visa.

“Some Ghanaian fans bought tickets of seats of disabled people,” she disclosed at the SWAG awards ceremony on Saturday.

“Of course they got the visas. One ticket, one visa.

“But I don’t know how they will get into the stadium.”

This situation means, even though the affected fans will be able to make the trip to Brazil, they will have serious difficulties in gaining access to the match venues.

Demand for a Brazilian visa has been in high demand with the World Cup less than a month away.

Many Ghanaian fans are determined to travel to Brazil not only for the football but also for the massively attractive recreational services offered in the South American country.

The very beautiful beaches, carnivals and very attractive ladies in Brazil shown on various advertisements, movies and the like have been a constant infectious attraction for anyone and the Ghanaian fans will not want to be left out.

Ghana will be making a third successive appearance at the finals this June.

The Black Stars are drawn in a tough group alongside Germany, Portugal and USA.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    May 18, 2014 05:16 pm
    Very sad development but not too surprising. We wasted sooo much time waiting for the govt for sponsorship that now the only tickets available for the disabled are the ones supporters have purchased
  • Don D says:
    May 18, 2014 05:43 pm
    @navy. What Is This?
  • navy seal USA says:
    May 18, 2014 03:14 pm
    Breaking news. Selfmade Selfmade Selfmade maame twe so papapapaaaaaaaaaa
  • wilson says:
    May 18, 2014 03:43 pm
    Do you guys think you owe guys better grow up Cus your attitude here retards development
  • navy says:
    May 18, 2014 02:31 pm
    Selfmade the message is simple for you. Wo maame twerrrrrtrrtttrrrrtrrrtrrrrrrrffrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
  • [email protected] 4 last 4, Brazil 2014 says:
    May 18, 2014 07:09 pm
    GO LIMP ON YOUR WAY TO THE STADIUM This is very simple, as soon as you get to the entrance of the stadium, pretend as if you're limping. After all, you'll also be given preferential treatment because you're "disable". Haaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaa, apakyie gentle.