Midfielder Hans Nunoo Sarpei, who plays for Bundesliga 2 side FC Ingolstadt, and former Hearts of Oak star Gladson Awako, used their social media pages to support the protest.
Here are the Ghanaian footballers who added their voices to #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest
Only two Ghanaian footballers openly lent their voices to the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration.
The #OccupyJulorbiHouse kickstarted last Thursday, September 21, 2023, to coincide with the commemoration of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, which was a national holiday.
The three-day protest, which ended on Saturday, was geared towards campaigning against corruption, economic hardship and demanding accountability from politicians.
However, the protesters were stopped from demonstrating on Thursday by the Police, with many of them also getting arrested in the process before later being released.
Reports also emerged that some journalists covering the protest were detained, although the Police later refuted the claim.
Ghanaians on social media mounted pressure on celebrities and sportsmen to add their voices to the call for better standards of living in the country.
Some personalities in the entertainment industry, including Stonebwoy, Pappy Kojo and M.anifest, ultimately showed up for the protest on the third day.
For the sportsmen, Nunoo Sarpei and Awako could not be present but added their voices via social media.
“To all those who were out on the streets to protest for better roads, BETTER WAGES IN FOOTBALL, better healthcare etc, I say may God richly bless you all. Keep fighting for all of us and may the spirits of our ancestors be with you,” Nunoo Sarpei wrote on X (Twitter).
Awako also posted: “Ghana first. Let’s fight together. We want a better Ghana. Not picking sides here.”
Meanwhile, the organisers of the protest, Democracy Hub, have hinted at a follow-up demonstration in December if things do not change.
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