Awal Suleman the man who invaded the Cape Coast pitch when the Black Stars of Ghana played South Africa is an instant hero after his release from police detention this afternoon.

The final year Nursing student from the Nalerigu School of Nursing was paraded through the principal streets of Cape Coast in the bucket of a Kia truck.

Awal has been in the grips of the police since his arrest on Thursday after the incident.

There was widespread support for his release from a cross section of Ghanaians on social media for his release with the #ReleaseAwal trending.

He has been paraded in the streets of Cape Coast amidst cheers from members of the public.