Black Stars match pitch invader released from police custody

Must Read

I won’t vote Mahama merely because of Jane – Brigitte Dzogbenuku

Former running mate of Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, then flagbearer of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Brigitte Dzogbenuku has...

Prof. Gyampo donates PPEs to Saltpond Hospital

Renowned Political Scientist at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo, who is also an indigene of Saltpond and...

Ghana will shut down if we don’t sit – Speaker

Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye has said that the country will shut down if Parliament does not...

Awal Suleman, a 25-year-old man, who was arrested on Thursday, November 14, for breaching security protocols and invading the Cape Coast stadium during a 2021 AFCON qualifier between the Black Stars and South Africa has been released, ABC News can report.

The young man, who has been reported to be a student at the Nalerigu College of Nursing in the Northern Region and a former 400m athlete at his high school, was released early hours of Saturday.

In a short Facebook post confirming his release, Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kurk Okraku, stated, “Our brother awal in the company of Mr. Robert Duncan, Chairman, Central Region Football Association…Thanks to the Police service for the high level of professionalism. Still #BringBackTheLove”

Awal Suleman, on Thursday, had explained in a short media interview that he missed opportunities to take a photograph with Partey when the Black Stars team made stops through the Cape Coast township before the match. “All I wanted was a selfie,” he said.

Many took to social media to urge authorities not to punish him, with the hashtag #FreeAwal trending on Twitter on Friday night.

Adding his voice to the calls, Black stars captain, Dede Ayew, urged the authorities to “temper justice with mercy”

The Black Stars match with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa ended in a 2-0 win for Ghana.

See post by GFA President:


Here are some reactions from social media users after the release:



Submit your stories or articles to or Whatsapp them to +233 553620623

- Advertisement -


Latest News

Close down schools, suspend WASSCE now – NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are calling on government to close down schools and suspend the forthcoming...

Ghana Health Service declares Carlos Ahenkorah COVID-19 negative

The Ghana Health Service has declared Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah, the MP for Tema West and former Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry COVID-19 negative. Mr...

NDC sues EC again over registration exercise in Senior High Schools

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sued the Electoral Commission of Ghana again, contesting the legality of the Commission's decision to extend the new...

KIA brouhaha: Gov’t’s ‘strategic partnership’ not in Ghana’s interest – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has raised the red flags over moves to find a strategic partner to manage the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL)...

Ignore lies by NDC; deployed soldiers fighting terrorism, armed robbery – Deputy Defence Minister

The Deputy Minister of Defence, Major Derek Oduro (Rtd) is urging the general populace to ignore "wicked lies and propaganda," by the Minority in...

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: