AFCON: Gov’t Pays Ghanaian Supporters $400 Each After Threats To Return Home: Following threats to return home, some supporters of Ghana who were flown by the government to the Ivory Coast for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are said to have received $400 in compensation.

The payment was reportedly made after the supporters threatened to leave the event because of the organizing bodies’ lack of cooperation and support, according to a report by Citi Sports.

According to Citi Sports, a journalist, whose name is withheld, confirmed that indeed, they had received some money from some officials.

“There is good news. Yesterday after the story broke, around midnight, in fact most of us here went to sleep before the officials came and they came to call us and they gave us what we were due.

“I am not aware but what I do know from some of the dwellers [from other hotels] is that they also received $400 as those at the hotel [I am] received.

“For the entire tournament, in fact, officials were unable to tell us, so we don’t know if this [$400] is going to be for the entire tournament,” the journalist is quoted to have said.

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More than three hundred Ghanaian football fans were flown by the government to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to support the Black Stars during the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

However, barely days into the tournament, the fans who are staying at the Entree Hotel Memi in Abidjan, lamented that they had been denied access to food, water, and appropriate channels of communication with Ghanaian officials.

According to them, their difficult situation has been made worse by the high cost of living in Ivory Coast. They therefore appealed to the Ghanaian government for immediate assistance.

Source: Blackgh.com

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