Ghanaian footballer shot as xenophobia intensify in South Africa

Sports News of Wednesday, 11 September 2019



Arthur on the hospital bed

A Ghanaian footballer identified as Arthur has been reportedly shot in both legs at a close range by South African police near Kempton Park as xenophobic attacks in South Africa continues.

It was revealed that the footballer who has been playing soccer in South Africa for two years was shot for no crime committed.

Narrating how it happened, Arthur said, he did not commit any crime or have any engagement with the police which resulted in the shooting.

Ghana’s Ambassador to South Africa, George Ayisi -Boateng lamented about the incident. He noted that arrangements had to be made by the embassy to rush Arthur to the hospital when the incident occurred.

Hon. Ayisi Boateng who was captured in a photo with Arthur while on his hospital bed expressed worry at the situation.

Meanwhile, the case is said to have been reported to the appropriate authorities as they wait for the investigation.

There have been recent violent attacks in South Africa following the killing of a taxi driver who is a native of the country.

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