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Photos: Cape Coast Pitch Invader Now a ‘Hero’ Paraded In Town After Police Bail

Awal Sulemana, 25, the pitch invader at the Black Stars African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match against South Africa upon his release from police cells, family and friends took him across town in a Pick-up truck to celebrate him as a hero.

The nursing student was arrested by the police after he disrupted the AFCON qualifier match when he ran across the Cape Coast stadium.

Popularly known as London, the student at the Nalerigu College of Nursing in the Northern Region had challenged his friends to a dare: if the Black Stars won 2-0, he would do something outrageous.

And he did, jumping onto the pitch and showing his running prowess, the former 400m athlete at the Apam Senior High School outrun Police and Fire Service officers giving him the chase.

Many Ghanaians including some footballers like Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan called the arrest of Awal unfair and pleaded with the police to release him.


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