Banning golf equipment not the ‘greatest approach’ of coping with stadium violence – FIFA Safety Officer

Banning clubs not the ‘best way’ of dealing with stadium violence – FIFA Security Officer

Sports activities Information of Tuesday, 14 January 2020



FIFA and CAF Security Officer, Nick Owusuplay videoFIFA and CAF Safety Officer, Nick Owusu

Putting bans on golf equipment could also be a very good transfer but it surely doesn’t in the long run deal with the difficulty of supporters’ misbehaviour, Nick Owusu, a safety and security officer at CAF and FIFA has mentioned.

The Ghana Soccer Affiliation (GFA) on Wednesday introduced that it has non permanent banned Kumasi Asante Kotoko from taking part in at their favorite Baba Yara Stadium.

The ban comes on the again of the chaos that occurred on the stadium in the course of the membership’s 1-Zero defeat to Berekum Chelsea.

The FA in a press release mentioned that the choice is in accordance with Article 14 (2) of its rules.

The article states that: “the GFA could order the closure of any league centre/venue the place the protection of golf equipment, match officers and/or spectators can’t be assured”.

Talking to, the previous Chairman of the FA’s Safety Committee mentioned that the impact of the ban might cripple the golf equipment financially.

He mentioned that as an alternative of the FA focusing ‘curing’ the ‘menace’ it ought to quite spend sources on stopping it from taking place.

He made some suggestion which he contends if accepted will convey a long-lasting answer to the difficulty.

“Banning is without doubt one of the measures that may be taken however you’re looking on the higher good. What affect will that measure be? You ban the membership, they lose income, the sponsorship and advertising bit can be affected in a approach. The ripple results are there however the level is that we’ve got to make some very important choices to make sure that we will put in place sufficient measures to stop it within the first place. Not for it to occur after which we consider a response”, he mentioned.

Each the FA and Police have mentioned that they’re investigating the matter and promised to hitch forces to uncover the actors of the crime.

The police officer who shot the fan has been interdicted as a part of the investigations.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko have additionally accepted the ban by the FA and promised them of their collaborations.

A spokesperson of the Accra chapter of the membership’s supporters’ wing who was seen on video justifying the motion of the supporters and making some wild allegations in opposition to the president of the FA has been referred to the Ethics Committee of the GFA.

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