African football stars and legends including Stephen Appiah, Marcel Desailly, Michael Essien, Jay Jay Okocha and more are currently in Turkey, which has been plunged into chaos following an attempted coup.
Ghana’s foreign affairs minister, Hanna Tetteh has revealed that her outfit was yet to be briefed on the safety of Ghanaians affected by the attempted military coup in Turkey, a situation which has left many people wondering the fate of such people who could be trapped in there.
She had posted on her Twitter page that the exact number of Ghanaians affected was yet to be made known by the Ghanaian Embassy in Ankara or Consulate in Istanbul.
In what is believed to have heightened the fears of many people, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o’s foundation charity game meant to bring other footballers from across the world to Turkey on Saturday attracted such stars as Ghanaians Micheal Essien, Marcel Desailly, Stephen Appiah and others such as Kolo Toure and Jay Jay Okocha among others.
Former Black Stars captain Appiah shared a photo with his mates on arrival in Turkey, saying ” We are in Antalya to support a true son of Africa @setoo9 although a report in the Mirror suggested it had been cancelled.
PM Binali Yildirim said the situation in his country was largely under control with a no-fly zone declared over Ankara.
This was after an army group had claimed it had taken over the country with soldiers at strategic points in Istanbul and the capital, Ankara.