Thursday 9th May, 2019
Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, May 09, GNA –
Professor Peter Twumasi, Director General of the National Sports Authority
(NSA), has said plans are in place to deny hooligans access to any sports centre
owned and managed by government.
He said hooligans
caught by the security agencies during matches, would be banned from accessing
any sporting facility owned by the government, adding that it was the surest
way to curb the menace.
Prof, Twumasi said,
the NSA was a body mandated to develop, maintain and monitor sporting
facilities and infrastructure in the country and would do everything possible
to protect the people who use its facilities as well.
Speaking at the 18th
commemoration ceremony of the May 9, Disaster, that led to the death of about
127 football fans at the Accra Sports Stadium, he said they would liaise with
the right bodies to work towards that policy.
“We wish to use this
platform to condemn these unfortunate incidents and further send a strong
message to all hooligans, that the NSA would deny those found guilty of such
acts access to our facility.
“We also expect that
these culprits are made to face the full rigours of the law to serve as a
deterrent to others, We would also strengthen our working relations with the
law enforcement agencies to ensure that life and properties are protected
during football matches,” he said.
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