World Cup 2022: Ghanaians In Police Custody In Qatar For “Criminally” Reselling FIFA Tickets At Hiked Prices

World Cup 2022: Ghanaians In Police Custody In Qatar For “Criminally” Reselling FIFA Tickets At Hiked Prices

  • Some Ghanaians in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have been arrested in the host country for reselling match tickets
  • According to Ghana's sports minister Mustapha Ussif, the unspecified number of Ghanaian citizens have already been processed for court
  • The minister has urged Ghanaian supporters in Qatar not to resell match tickets because Qatari police have set spies to arrest people doing that

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It has emerged that some Ghanaians at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar are facing criminal charges.

According to Ghana’s ministry of youth and sports, an unidentified number of Ghanaians are in trouble with Qatari police for reselling FIFA World Cup tickets.

Sports minister Mustapha Ussif has said Qatari police are on the lookout for more people reselling tickets at hiked-up prices.

Mustapha Ussif has warned Ghanaians fans in Qatar not to be resell match tickets.
L-R: Mustapha Ussif, Ghana's sports minister and some fans in Qatar. Source: UGC/Getty Images.
Source: UGC
“The Police and the various agencies are always at the stadiums monitoring things, we have toiled to get you tickets, we don’t want any of you to go out and sell the tickets we have given you,” the minister told a group of Ghanaian soccer fans in the Arab country.

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According to a Joy News report, the minister made the comments when he met with Ghanaian supporters at their base Doha, Almadaen Complex.

“So far, the authorities have arrested some people and taken them to court, they have sent the evidence to the Ambassador, we don’t want anybody to fall into this.
“We are appealing to you not to get yourselves involved in acts like that. We will work to make sure you all get tickets to the stadium, but once you have it, protect it; don’t lose it for someone to pick it up to go and sell,” he warned.

Last week, unconfirmed reports suggested that Qatari police arrested some football fans for buying match tickets cheaper and reselling them between $200 and $300.

Ghanaian Ladies Abroad Send Strong Warning To Nigeria And Other Countries Trolling Ghana

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that two pretty Ghanaian ladies living abroad sent a strong warning to neighbouring African countries after Ghana's 3: 2 defeat to Portugal.

Some peeps who did not want to see the Black Stars win took to social media to troll them after the defeat but this did not sit well with the beautiful girls.

They condemned citizens of other African countries for making fun of Ghanaians. Stating that Africans whose countries could not qualify for the tournament had no place making fun of the Black Stars.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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