The Ghanaian fans seeking asylum in Brazil after the 2014 World Cup have been granted an initial one-year stay in the country.
The over 200 Ghanaian supporters applied for asylum in Brazil under the reported pretext of a religious conflict in the West African state after Ghanaâ€™s first round exit from the World Cup.
Ghanaâ€™s Sports Ministry is yet to get a response from the findings expected to be made through investigations to be carried out by the Ghanaian embassy in Brazil.
The asylum seekers have however been granted an initial one-year permit by Brazilian authorities to stay and work in their country.
Some of the supporters have even filtered into neighboring countries; Argentina and Ecuador with others making their way north to the USA.
â€œWe didnâ€™t tell Brazilian authorities that there was conflict in Ghana and for that they should grant us asylum,â€ one of the granted asylum seekers Hamidu Ahmed told Asempa FM.
â€œEach and every one of us came here with his own reason which is definitely not a conflict situation.
â€œWe have received our papers and some of us have already started working. Some of us work in industries and others work in the construction sector.
â€œSome have however left into neighboring Argentina, Ecuador and the likes. Others are also traveling by road to the USAâ€