Sports activities Information of Monday, 13 May 2019
Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Youth and Sporting activities, Alex Kofi Agyekum has noticed that soccer admirers and referees are not prepared to improve their habits through football matches, in spite of the tragic incident which claimed many lives all through the May well 9 stadium disaster.
Soccer rivalry concerning enthusiasts of Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak fueled by bad officiating resulted in a commotion. The firing of teargas by the law enforcement instead led to a stampede at the Accra Athletics Stadium.
The incident claimed more than 126 life, planting a dent in the history of Ghana’s football.
Remembering the incident on 3FM’s Sunrise with Winston Amoah previous 7 days Thursday, Mr. Agyekum mentioned the fundamental indiscipline that triggered the May perhaps 9 disaster continues to persist in Ghana’s football.
“In terms of refereeing, in terms of fans behavior, in phrases of attitude of golf equipment, I do not imagine just about anything has been learnt which we can say as at today that certainly, since of this, 18 a long time in the past, this is how significantly we have long gone,” he stated.
He explained that as part of initiatives to increase the integrity of the video game, football authorities have put measures in put in phrases of infrastructure this sort of as railing to separate enthusiasts from accessing the pitch as effectively as instruction and workshop classes for referees.
Mr. Agyekum lamented that, “After arranging the workshop, providing them tutorials as to what to do, it comes to the application. That is in which we have the difficulty. Individuals are not ready to adjust.”