ustapha Ussif, the Minister of Youth and Sports, has issued a warning that Qatari courts may take legal action against fans who resell Ghana match tickets.
He claims that a few people are being held by the police on suspicion of selling FIFA World Cup tickets illegally.
“The Police and the various agencies are always at the stadiums monitoring things, we have toiled to get you tickets, we don’t want any of you to go out and sell the tickets we have given you,” Ussif made this statement during a meeting with supporters at their base in Doha, the Almadaen Complex.
He stated that the Ghana Mission to Qatar has proof of individuals who are being sued, but he did not specifically say whether or not they are Ghanaians.
“So far, the authorities have arrested some people and taken them to court, they have sent the evidence to the Ambassador, we don’t want anybody to fall into this.”
“We are appealing to you not to get yourselves involved in acts like that. We will work to make sure you all get tickets to the stadium, but once you have it, protect it; don’t lose it for someone to pick it up to go and sell,” he warned.
According to rumours that surfaced last week Thursday, some football fans were detained by police after they were caught selling match tickets for between $200 and $300.