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Friday, 11 July 2014

#WorldCup: 200 Ghanaian Football Fans Request Asylum In Brazil

Ghana Football Fans in Brazil - July 2014 - BellaNaija.com
 

Oh Africa… There is no going back home for some of these Ghanaian football fans. Brazilian federal police say that 200 Ghanaians have requested asylum after entering the country on tourist visa to watch and be part of the 2014 World Cup experience.

The Ghanaians claim they are muslims fleeing inter-religious conflicts in their country. They have filed applications in Caxias do Sul. Police also revealed that 1000 more Ghanaians are expected to request refugee status once the tournament is over. They are all believed to be looking for rights to work legally in the country.

“Asylum cannot be requested at a Brazilian embassy. The asylum seeker must be in the country to apply. We have hundreds of Syrian refugees in Brazil at the moment in the same situation.” revealed an officer.

Photo Credit: BBC Africa

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