Sports activities Information of Friday, 10 May well 2019
Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister of Youth and Sporting activities, has called on soccer followers to act maturely at the numerous stadia to avert any regrettable incident that can plunder the nation into mourning.
According to him, soccer was to be loved and not to build an atmosphere of hooliganism and vandalism, that induced the Could 9 disaster in 2001, which saw about 127 followers dropping their lives at the Accra Sports Stadium in a soccer match amongst arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
Mr. Asiamah produced this recognized in Accra on Thursday, May 9, all through the commemoration of the 18th anniversary considering that the catastrophe, at the Accra Athletics Stadium.
“Eighteen (18) a long time is a maturity year, permit us be experienced in our steps at our stadia and comport ourselves very well to avert any havoc or catastrophe,” he extra.
He noted that the Ministry was liaising with the correct bodies and authorities to apply the proper sanctions to persons or folks who perpetrate crime at the a variety of stadia.
“Football is a common language and has the tendency of bringing people today together, it is a sport to be relished and performed in harmony, not in violence.
“We continue to have individuals who are bent on destroying the game that can convey development to the country and we are liaising with the appropriate and ideal bodies to give out punishment to people who lead to troubles at any stadia when caught.
This year’s commemoration commenced with a demonstration by the Nationwide Ambulance Service on how to preserve victims in a stampede or restoration of a collapsed victim, in advance of a wreath-laying by the Sports Minister and also from reps of Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko as well as household customers of victims of the catastrophe.