Former Black Stars defender Lee Addy has expressed his gratitude to the Government of Ghana and the Ghana FA for airlifting his colleagues and himself back to the West African country.
The stranded Ghanaian footballers in East African country in a video pleaded with the Government to assist them in coming back to their homes after the closure of boarders due to the COVID-19 lockdown and thanked the their authorities after arriving safe and sound.
“We are pleased of what the government and the GFA have done for us, in fact, we didn’t expect them for helping us this way” he said.
According to him, though they were assisted by the government of Ghana, all the flight expenses were taking care of by they (the players) themselves.
“We paid for our ticket cost but the government played a major role in terms of organization. We the senior players paid for some of the players who couldn’t afford the cost” Lee Addy told Kumasi-based OTEC FM in an interview.
“Three (3) players were left behind because they needed to negotiate with their clubs for contract renewal. We came straight to Prampram with some students who were also stranded in Addis Ababa and South Africa” He added.