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Soccer News of Tuesday, 31 May 2016


GFA spokesperson calls on Police to arrest & prosecute hooligans

Ghana FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara has charged the Police to arrest and prosecute hooligans at various match centers.

Despite the National women’s league having its fair share of crowd misconduct, the GN Bank Division One league has seen a number of violent attacks leading to gunshot injuries sustained by Coach of Tamale Utrecht Abdul Raheed in their game against Berlin FC.

Referee Sampson Azumah had his shirt soaked with his own blood after he was attacked by fans in the game between King Solomon and Great Olympics as well as the recent unfortunate beating of Elmina Sharks Coach Kobina Amissah by fans of Proud United leading to the proposed suspension of Division One League sponsorship by GN Bank owner Papa Kwesi Nduom.

These several act of misconduct by fans of the beautiful game of football propelled Saanie Darra who in an exclusive interview with called on the Ghana Police to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators.

"We have done a lot to curb hooliganism in our football. We have banned venues and teams for ten matches and over and I think we need to go for the second move now. The second move being that the Police arrest and prosecute perpetrators of violence at our stadia.

"We are holding the teams responsible but we also now need to arrest the individuals and put them before the law court to send a resounding message to others."

The Ghana Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee is however yet to sit and rule on the recent unfortunate incident which occurred at the home grounds of Proud United who proudly beat up the Coach of Elmina Sharks Kobina Amissah.