Minister ask for pardon from Ghanaian supporters in Brazil
Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Minister of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has apologised to Ghanaian football fans in Natal for the incident that saw hundreds of fans stranded at the Natal and Fortaleza Airport on Saturday.
Hundreds of fans were left at the Natal Airport and were unable to watch the Ghana-Germany game, after Dynamic Airlines informed officials of a fault on the second aircraft that was to convey fans to Fortaleza.
The disappointed fans were sent to the Ghana Village in Natal to watch the match on screen.
However fans who made the trip to Fortaleza, also had to wait for close to ten hours after the match, when Airport Authorities in Fortaleza grounded the aircraft for lacking the permission to embark on domestic operations in Brazil.
Afriyie-Ankrah, who visited the Supporters' Camp in Natal, 45 minutes drive away from the city centre on Sunday, said the incident was unfortunate and unintentional.
“It was not part of our plans to leave you stranded at the airport and deny you the opportunity to watch the match against Germany.
“We sincerely regret what you all you went through at the Natal and Fortaleza Airport. I want to assure you that, it will never happen again.”