Bring us home, it’s the best gift we can get-Stranded Footballers
Ghanaian international, Zakaria Mumuni has called on the government to come to the aid of footballers in DR Congo because they are stranded due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Speaking in an interview with Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi on Rainbow Sports, he said their living condition is worsening with some having their rent due.
The footballer indicated it would be best for them to return to Ghana then to stay in DR Congo since the league has been suspended.
”My landlord recently informed me my rent was due. As I speak to you, the situation here is not the best. The league has been suspended. We want to come back home,” the former player of Aduana Stars said.
Zakaria Mumuni disclosed they have been promised several times by the government of plans to evacuate them but all the promises given them, have not been fulfilled.
”We are appealing to the government to come and evacuate us. The league has been suspended over the past three months, nothing is going on here. We are in distress. We want to come back home because it is the best we can get.”
On his part, Ghanaian international, Torric Jebrin stressed the point for the government to evacuate them.
He revealed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has engaged and they hope to hear good news from authorities.
The former Hearts of Oak player bemoaned the expensive rent they pay as Ghanaian players.
He said the over 15 players who are strander in DR Congo are playing to rent a single apartment so they will cut down the cost in renting as individuals.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal