In Qatar, several Ghanaian football supporters were detained for attempting to resell World Cup tickets.
This was revealed by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, when he visited the Ghanaian contingent that had traveled to Qatar to support the Black stars in the ongoing World Cup along with the Ambassador of Ghana to Qatar, Mohamed Noureddine Ismail, and some security personnel.
The Minister took advantage of the chance to thank the delegation for the unwavering support they had shown so far in Qatar in his speech to the supporters in the Al Madaen residence in Doha.
Mr. Ussif saw that the Ghanaian economy was in serious trouble, which is why he made the decision to make an appeal to people and organizations for support in the form of donations and sponsorships to help cover some of the costs associated with the Ghanaian delegation.
He also pleaded with the fans to refrain from going out and reselling the tickets they had worked so hard to get for them, noting that a few Ghanaians had already been detained and sent to court for selling tickets they had been granted in order to get entry to the stadium.
The Ghanaian delegation’s conduct thus far has been praised and urged to continue showcasing Ghana’s rich culture by the ambassador of Ghana to Qatar.
A security specialist with the Ghanaian police force, Mr. George Mensah, also congratulated the fans and urged them to remain on behaving in the manner they have so far.
He continued by saying that they were there to ensure the delegation’s security at all times.