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Ghanaian football fans to demonstrate against Canadian High Commission over visa refusal

Published on: 04 August 2014
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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

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.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • fish says:
    August 04, 2014 10:35 am
    Apuu,waste of time and energy.Canada does not want hoodlums in their peaceful country.Is it by force?.
  • shine says:
    August 04, 2014 11:06 am
    Thats a pity to heard so rude Ghanaians going in for ignorance demonstrations.Look at some of Ghanaians fans for had seek asylum in Brazil do you think any country any World allow you to inter their country and at the end you refused to comes home? I dont think what High Commission of Canada did a wrongful thing but the right moved. Ghanaian fans are now putting shames to Ghana image nowadays.Over 200 fans are now in Brazil as a asylum seekers,because of these issues that they have being hearing nobody in Ghana shall be allow to travel out to a bigger tournament like World cup,putting shame to Ghana telling authorities in Ghana we are fighting what a shame?
  • Garbby, Toronto. says:
    August 04, 2014 01:01 pm
    Lol...somebody needs to tell the supporters back home to hold fire ok because we the Ghanaian supporters here will by far outnumber those that wants to come in and seek asylum. They should stay in Ghana and watch de games on TV because even if they come here they won't enter de stadiums like they did in Brazil, they are just coming to watch de games on TV anyways. Those party footsoldiers amassing to demonstrate against de embassy will amount to nothing. When i was in Ghana and these travel agents were using dis tournament as a leaway to milk dos people i told dem not to fall to de trick bcos Canada will not give dem Visa. Those agents are only interested in that $200-300 non-refundable processing fees they charge de would be applicants but in Ghana people are so not ready to listen or learn. The travel agents in Ghana are filthy rich bcos dey always find avenues to exploit de ignorant masses to their advantage.
  • Abu says:
    August 05, 2014 01:18 am
    Why are they holding a demonstration? See what happen when people seek asylum? Am glad they have refused yll visa, imagine all of them seeking asylum and using tax payers money for lawyers etc.. That money can be spend on something better. Stay in Ghana and be safe.
  • Abu says:
    August 05, 2014 01:20 am
    LOL Gabby the fans in Toronto are alots of fun than these fans in gh. We will show them how we roll in Tdot.
  • Kwabena says:
    August 05, 2014 04:45 am
    Fellow Ghanaians just relax n watch U 20 on TV cos we got thousands of our pple who will support the girls. Don't try n make this small tournament like it's the Senior men's W/cup ok!