The recent decision by the American Embassy to deny visas to members of the Medeama football team has cast uncertainty over the scheduled friendly match against DC United this Saturday.
Out of the 19 players initially set to travel, only 13 have been granted visas, resulting in the absence of key team members, including the CEO, physiotherapist, and board members.
This unforeseen setback has raised concerns about the team’s ability to assemble a competitive squad for the friendly match. Moreover, the absence of crucial support staff and board members adds complexity to the logistical and organizational aspects of the trip.
The American Embassy’s visa denials not only disrupt the team’s preparations but also affect the overall experience of the anticipated friendly match. As Medeama FC grapples with this visa issue, uncertainty looms over their participation in the highly awaited game against DC United.
Originally, the Ghanaian champions were scheduled to depart for the United States of America on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, ahead of their Capital City Africa Cup match against DC United at the Audi Field in Washington DC.
Medeama FC now faces the challenge of exploring alternative solutions to address the visa rejections and ensure they can honor their commitment to the friendly match.
The coming days will be pivotal in determining the fate of this significant fixture and whether the team can overcome the visa-related obstacles.