Video: Aston Villa Fans in Ghana Celebrate Wildly after Securing European Qualification

Video: Aston Villa Fans in Ghana Celebrate Wildly after Securing European Qualification

Lukman Mumuni
May 30, 2023 at 5:11 PM
  • Aston Villa have qualified for Europe after finishing seventh
  • The Clarets defeated Brighton to secure a place in the Conference League
  • The Ghana Lions AVFC celebrated the moment at their base in the Ashanti Region

Fans of Aston Villa in Ghana hit the streets to celebrate the European qualification of the club at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Aston Villa defeated Brighton on the final day to finish seventh and secure a place in Europe, where they will be participating in the UEFA Conference League.

The Ghana Lions AVFC, the supporters group of Aston Villa, stormed the streets after the final whistle to celebrate the moment.

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Aston Villa fans in Ghana stormed the streets to celebrate their Europe qualification. @AvfcGhana
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In a video shared on social media, the group chanted and sang in celebration of their European qualification.

Aston Villa are making a return to Europe for the first time since the 2010/11 season. The clarets last won the English Premier League in 1981.

The Ghana Lions AVFC are located in Juabeng in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and spend their weekends supporting the clubs 1000 miles away.

How the group was formed

Owusu Boakye Amando founded the Ghana Lions AVFC few years ago due to his love for the club, which was passed onto him by his grandfather.

“My love for Aston Villa started when we were kids,” he said, as quoted by GiveMeSport. “My grandfather used to talk about lots of players, but there was a certain player he used to talk about most. He always talked about ‘God, God, God’.
“So one day, I asked him, ‘Grandpa, who is this God you always talk about?’ He said ‘there is only one God, but there is also a God in football and his name is Paul McGrath’.”

Martinez wants Messi at Villa

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Emiliano Martinez, with a playful tone, has pledged to utilise every means at his disposal to lure Lionel Messi to Aston Villa.

Martinez, who tasted World Cup glory alongside Messi in 2022, made his comments on the back of seeing his revered international teammate come in for criticism from PSG supporters.

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper went as far as to declare that he would willingly accept a reduction in his salary if it meant being able to cover the substantial wages of his Argentine compatriot.

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