Ghanain Players who are stranded in India due to the outbreak of Covid-19 are pleading to the Government to come to their aid.
Collins Odoi Patterson who plays for AU Rajasthan in the Indian Second Division League explained to Connect FM Sports how they are struggling to survive in the midst of a deadly pandemic at India.
“Lockdown restrictions was not lifted anyone who will say otherwise is telling lies, boarders and flights are not working in Ghana so we can only come through chartered flight which is called the Evacuation Flight and is very expensive, they are charging each person 1,000 dollars, which we can’t afford honestly speaking”
“Covid-19 cases in India also keeps increasing, they celebrated a festival only this Sunday abd lots of people went out to have fun, it has made the country record high number of cases, the state I am in recorded 15,000 and over new Covid-19 cases”
“They have also decided not to open the airport for anyone to move out; they will only open it next year March 15, 2021. We are really suffering, we played the league for only two months, and we are to cater for ourselves for six good months without playing football. Some have their Visa’s expired and some came for trials in search of a team”
“We are really suffering, the money they want to charge for the Evacuation Flight, we can’t afford, we are pleading to the Government to come into our aid” Collins said on Sports Avenue, a sports program aired on Connect 97.1 every weekday.