By Frimpong Akyereko
The Ghanaian supporting contingent has been airlifted from Yaounde to Garoua to offer support to the Black Stars when they take on Comoros in the crucial 2021 AFCON Group C decider on Tuesday evening.
Hundreds of Ghanaian fans travelled left the shores of the West African country to the West-central African nation to offer support for the four-time AFCON winners who are hunting for their first major silverware in 40 years.
Since arriving in Yaounde close to a fortnight ago, the contingent had been based in the Cameroonian capital. However, the latest installment of Ghana’s fixtures at the tournament meant the team must travel from Yaounde to the capital of Northern regional capital of Garoua for Tuesday evening’s clash against Comoros.
The trip from Yaounde to Garoua via road lasts for 17 hours 43 minutes. If the team had decided to travel by road on the 1,108.6 km journey, they would have used the N10 and N1 routes in Cameroon.
However, according to Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Benjamin Willie Graham on the Match Day Show hosted by Karl Tufouh, the supporters along with some journalists have been airlifted from Yaounde to Garoua on a flight that is expected to last around 1 hour 45 minutes.
Coupled with news of the increasing insecurity in the Northern part of the country, the leadership of the Ghanaian contingent has decided to airlift the supporters to the city and enplane them back to Yaounde after the game.