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25.09.2005 Football News

Antrak Air to fly soccer fans to Cape Verde

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Accra, Sept. 25, GNA - Antrak Air, a private airline owned by former shipping magnet, Alhaji Asuma Banda, is giving out one of his planes to the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Ghana Football Association to airlift interested Ghanaian soccer fans to Cape Verde to watch the Black Stars final World Cup qualifier on October 8. Bahmed Travel and Tours, official travel agents of the GFA, which is working in collaboration with Antrak, would fuel the aircraft free of charge to facilitate the travel.

Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh, Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed told the GNA Sports in Accra that apart from the 50 fans of the National Supporters Union, the rest would pay a token fee.

The supporters would leave the country in the morning of the crucial match and return immediately after the game. Interested fans are to contact the offices of Bahmed Travel and Tours at Osu and East Legon.

The Stars top the group with 18 points, three more than South Africa and DR Congo, which have 15 points each, while Burkina Faso has 12 points.

Ghana's opponent, Cape Verde, have 10 points while Uganda is perched at the bottom with seven points.

Local players of the Black Stars will leave Accra on Sunday, October 2, to join the foreign-based legions in Portugal before travelling to the former Portuguese colony on Tuesday, October 4, to fine tune ahead of the match.

Ghana needs a draw to make it to the World Cup in Germany.