The Ghana Football Association [GFA] has applauded the government for facilitating the return of some stranded Ghanaian footballers from Ethiopia after a distress call to the State.

The government through its ministries and agencies helped in airlifting some Ghanaian footballers who called on authorities to help repatriate them home.

The players have arrived safely in the country and have been isolated at the Ghanaman Soccer School of Excellency and the Football Association has praised the government for coming to the aid of the players.

“We feel very honoured by the gesture shown us by the Presidency, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Office of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all agencies concerned for coming to our aid,” said General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo.

“The leadership of the GFA through Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah (Hon.) contacted the Presidency for their intervention when the story broke and within a few days the Government agreed to come to the aid of the players.

“On behalf of the players and the entire football fraternity, we would like to thank the Presidency for their quick response to our plea. It was a nice gesture that is much appreciated by the people involved (i.e. the players and their families),” Mr. Addo added.