Sunday, June 14, 2009

The security rundown for Ghana's El Classico

Since we do not want a repeat of the May 9 2001 disaster - and of course we also do not want to write another tribute - Ghana is prepping for the biggest club game of the football season. Nor do we wanna start the blame game.

The Accra Regional Police Command said it's put in place adequate security measures at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium for today's Premier League match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

The Police say they would not tolerate any act of hooliganism at the stadium during the match.

"The Command wishes to remind the public that any person or group of persons who will want to take the laws into their hands and misbehave at the stadium will be arrested and dealt with according to the laws of the land".

The Police have - duly, I might add - advised fans and supporters of the two clubs to comport themselves before, during and after the match.

"We wish to advise the supporters of the two clubs to educate their members to behave themselves at the stadium.

"We therefore want maximum cooperation from the fans and supporters to ensure that together we can have a successful match,"
the statement added

Since I am a neutral, I believe I have duly warned fans, no?

As I said, we don't want to see these kinda photos. Ever. Again.