By: Kwaku Oduro
Ghana captain Andre Dede Ayew says authorities should take it easy on the pitch invader who interrupted the Black Stars’ AFCON qualifier victory over South Africa in Cape Coast on Thursday.
The man, who was identified as Awal Suleiman, is due to appear in court after it took 10 security personnel to hunt him down, but in the wake of the GFA campaign dubbed #BringBackTheLove, Andre Ayes has pleaded on behalf of the young man a and asked authorities to go easy on him.
“I understand the overzealous fan who invaded the pitch in Cape Coast is in the firm grip of the law and he is being processed for court, while condemning his unfortunate action, I want to plead with authorities to temper justice with mercy.
To our dear fans, especially the intruder, we know how passionate football is but it is very important for everyone to always abide by safety rules at the stadium to make the place is safe for everyone. I hope this will not happen again.” Ayew took took to twitter to make this plea.
Ghana is on the road against Sao Tome and Principe on Monday.