Captain of Ghana Blackstars, Andre Dede Ayew has sent a message of plea to authorities to free Awal the Cape Coast pitch invader.
Awal, a student nurse and a 400m runner invaded the pitch at the Cape Coast Stadium during Ghana’s game against South Africa.
After he was apprehended by the security personnel, he pleaded with them that he only wanted a selfie with Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey.
Yesterday was he arraigned before court with the charges of unlawful entry and offensive character.
The pitch invader incident which looked funny to spectators and viewers at home has now turned into a serious court issue which could land Awal in prison.
To throw support behind Awal social media users make started a Free Awal campaign.
Captain of the Blackstars, Andre Ayew has been moved by the campaign and has added his voice to get Awal freed.
He took to social media to send the following message to authorities
— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) November 15, 2019