Ghanaian Government says it is ‘scandalized’ after World Cup fans asked for asylum in Brazil

Ghana’s Government says it is scandalized after 200 Ghanaian world cup fans asked for asylum in Brazil, saying they were Muslims fleeing religious conflict.

A Government statement said there was no religious violence in the country.

The group is 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.