Arrest and prosecute football hooligans- Randy Abbey
Executive Committee Member of Ghana Football Association( GFA) and owner of Division one team, Kpando Hearts of Lion Randy Abbey says the only way we can eliminate hooliganism in Ghana football is for the police to arrest and prosecute the culprits in just as the police will arrest people on the street for committing similar crimes, to serve as a deterrent to others.
Ghana football especially the division one league has recorded several of hooliganism over what the supporters deemed as poor officiating against their clubs.
GFA, the managers of football in Ghana have tried their best by banning teams found culpable of football violence.
But this appears not to be deterrent enough because it keeps recurring.
In an interview monitored by African Editors, Randy Abbey urged the police to try and arrest the culprit of this football violence and prosecute them which will serve as a deterrent to the other individuals or groups who has the intention to do same.
“If an individual commits a crime on your street, he will be arrested and prosecuted. Why can’t we replicate the same at the stadium? ”
“Crimes that people will commit at the stadium and go away with it, they cannot go away with it on the street. I’m urging the police to try and arrest people who commit crimes at the stadium and prosecute them. This has the potential to reduce hooliganism at our football Centers”
Meanwhile, the police arrested hooligans at the stadium but club officials used their influence to get them released.
Source : africaneditors.com/Raymond Karvi
There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.
1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.
2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.
3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.
Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.