Football supporters march against Canadian Embassy

BY: Kwame Larweh

Over 2000 football fans are expected to converge at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra today to begin a processional march to the Canadian Embassy to protest the refusal of visas to fans to go to Canada to support the Black Princesses in their FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup campaign.

The march will begin in the early hours of today and end at the Hearts Park after letters have been presented to some designated institutions. 

The convener of the march, Mohammed Alhassan of Kenpong Group of Companies, told the Daily Graphic that the event was in solidarity with Ghanaians who had been refused visas to Canada by the Canadian Embassy for no apparent reason.

"This unfair discrimination must stop; it is not a crime to support our Princesses in Canada. We have done nothing wrong to the Canadians," he stated.

He noted that protesters would march to the Parliament House, Flagstaff House and the Supreme Court before presenting a protestation letter to the Canadian Embassy.

According to him the march is expected to be peaceful and, therefore, cautioned all protesters to abide by the law.

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