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Sports News of Friday, 15 November 2019


Pitch invader in Ghana-South Africa game a nurse and 400-metre runner

It has emerged that the man who invaded the pitch during the Black Stars game against South Africa was a 400-metre runner in his days at Apam Senior High School.

In the 74th minute of the match, a man who has now been identified as Awal Sulemana outrun some security officials and made his way onto the pitch.

The 25-year-old who was in a Chelsea jersey was eventually apprehended by officials and sent to the police station at Cape Coast University where he passed the night.

According to the stadium announcer for the match, the pitch invader is a nurse who is awaiting postings and a resident of Kotokoraba, a suburb of Cape Coast.

Speaking to Asempa FM, Kwabena Asante Fokuo who claimed to have spoken to the pitch invader, revealed his intentions which was to take a picture with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

Meanwhile the police have confirmed that the Sulemana will be prosecuted.

The Black Stars defeated South Africa 2-0 in their first game of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

Star man Thomas Partey and debutant Mohammed Kudus got the goals for Ghana.