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Sports News of Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Source: citifmonline.com

"We didn’t discriminate against supporters"

The Canadian High Commission has refuted claims that it deliberately denied members of the various supporter union groups visas for the upcoming Women’s U-20 world Cup in Canada.

Members of some Ghanaian supporters union groups have alleged that they were deliberately refused visas by the commission.

The groups subsequently threatened to stage a demonstration on the premises of the Canadian embassy if their needs were not adhered to.

However, in a rebuttal on Accra based TV station, Metro TV, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, Christopher Tony, insisted the allegations were unfortunate and that the commission did not, in any way, discriminate against the Ghanaian fans.

According to him, the supporters were refused visas because they did not meet the visa requirements.

He further added that, all visa applications are given fair assessment, hence the allegations that a particular group of persons was targeted are baseless.

Meanwhile, the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup kicks-off on Tuesday in Canada, with the Black Princess facing host nation Canada in the opener at the Toronto International Stadium at exactly midnight GMT.

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