Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, came to the rescue of the team on Tuesday in Brazzaville by paying the full cost of flying the team on a chartered craft back to Accra from Brazzaville after their 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Gyan’s gesture was needed after the government failed to secure the flight despite an initial agreement to do so.
The arrangement was put together to help players get to Accra by late Tuesday evening for onward travels to their various bases in Europe for the resumption of club football duties.
The players had been given a September 7 deadline for their return but government’s eventual resolution of the challenge would have seen the players arrive in Europe on September 8 and getting punished subsequently.
On Monday, GFA Communications Director, Ibrahim Saane Daara, confirmed to reporters that a chartered flight had been secured to bring the players back to Ghana after the match in Brazzaville but it emerged on Tuesday after the match that the government had failed to get the flight for Tuesday.
Asamoah Gyan, thus, stepped in and helped to resolve the situation for his team-mates.
The Turkey-based forward did not play the match due to injury but he chose to fly with the team and support the players and he must have been proud of the display.
Thomas Partey and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom got three and two goals respectively in a 5-1 victory.