Ghana disputes World Cup fans’ Brazil asylum bid

Ghana’s government has said the country has no religious violence, after 200 Ghanaian World Cup fans asked for asylum in Brazil.

The fans said they were Muslims fleeing religious conflict, according to Brazilian police.

The group are believed to be part of a government-sponsored delegation, mainly comprising supporters of the governing party.

Ghana is seen as one of West Africa’s most peaceful and prosperous countries.

“The basis for this alleged request is completely false as no religious conflict is taking place in Ghana,” said a statement from Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu.

I bet we get a lot of Pan Am Games Refugees… h/t zd