Former Asante Kotoko and Medeama SC goalkeeper Muntari Tagoe says they are happy with the swift response from government, GFA and PFAG after they appealed to them to evacuate stranded Ghanaian footballers in Ethiopia.
The 2019–20 Ethiopian Premier League which started on November 2019 was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the results of matches already held were declared null and void. There were eight players of Ghanaian origin in the Ethiopian topflight as at last season.
They include Edwin Frimpong (Saint George S.C.), Gabriel Ahmed and Osei Mawuli (Fasil Kenema S.C.), Kalusha Alhassan and Amos Acheampong (Mekelle 70 Enderta F.C.), Abdulatif Mohammed (Shire Endaselassie F.C.), Daniel Agyei (Sebeta City), Mohammed Muntari (Jimma Aba Jifar F.C.), Richmond Odongo (Dire Dawa City S.C.) and Bismarck Appiah (Hadiya Hossana FC).
Government together with the FA and the professional footballers Association of Ghana are working round the clock to bring these players back home. Muntari Tagoe who insists they are expecting to hear something positive from the government and FA , says they are excited about the quick response to rescue them .
“We are expecting to hear something positive from the FA and government but I must say we are happy with the swift response “
“We are grateful to the media, FA and government because Tony Baffoe even contacted us and promised the PFAG is also doing their best with the FA and government to make sure the authorities will bring us home safely “ he told Starr Sports in an interview.