Awal Sulemana who was apprehended by the police for invading the pitch [Cape Coast Sports Stadium] during Ghana’s AFCON 2021 qualifier against South Africa last on Thursday, November 14, 2019 has been granted bail having spend over 35 hours in custody.

The 25-years-old Awal has been charged with offensive behaviour and unlawful entry.

According to report, the former 400-metre runner [Awal] was granted bail this morning upon the intervention of the Ghana Football Association.

The prolonged detention of Awal Sulemana sparked outrage on social media with several Ghanaians calling for his release while describing the approach by the police as an overkill.

The hashtag #FreeAwal has since his arrest been trending on social media as Ghanaians demand his release.

Among the personalities who have come out to plead for the release of the trainee nurse is Black Stars skipper Andre Ayew.

Andre Ayew in a post on his twitter page beseeched the Cape Coast Police to ‘temper justice with mercy’.

“We know how passionate football is, but it‘s very important for everyone to always abide by safety rules at the stadium to make the place safe for everyone”, Andre Ayew said.

“I want to plead with authorities to temper justice and mercy to our dear fans, especially intruder Awal Suleman and I hope this will not happen again”, the Black Stars skipper pleaded.

Credit: ghanaweb