Berekum Police to boycott Premier League

Published on: 23 August 2010

By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson

Police in Berekum say they cannot provide security at the Golden City Park for the new  Ghana Premier League season due to the irate behaviour of fans of home team Arsenals.

The Golden City ground as been an intimidated venue for many teams in the top flight with fans and officials of visiting teams being subjected to harsh treatments.

ACP Gyinaye confirmed to an Accra-based radio station Asempa FM the police will withdraw their service.

"From last season when the other ACP was around, there were reports about the behaviour of fans at the stadium. We talked to the club to talk to their supporters but nothing has changed since then and we are not happy about this.

“We think they are not making our job smooth so we are calling time on our work at the stadium until further notice."

However, management of Arsenals have rubbished the claims and described it as untrue.

Comments

  • Tom Sawyer
    says: 9 years ago
    I think the Golden City Park should be banned. They are too riotous.
  • JOE ATISO
    says: 9 years ago
    IT IS NO WONDER MOST OF THESE FANS WERE IN SUPPORT OF TECHIMAN HENE AND HIS GANGSTER BEHAVIOR TOWARDS TUOBODOM HENE. IF ARMED POLICEMEN CAN'T ENSURE ORDER AT BEREKUM THEN WHY SHOULD VISITING TEAMS BE PUT IN SUCH DANGER? KWASI NYANTAKYI AND HIS GFA MUST BE BOLD ENOUGH TO TAKE DRASTIC ACTION/SANCTION AGAINST BEREKUM ARSENAL F/C. PEOPLES LIVES ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS SUB-STANDARD CLUB'S GAMES. GFA, PLEASE WAKE UP TO AVERT DISASTER!
  • QUABENA MASE
    says: 9 years ago
    IF THEY HOOLIGAN TEAM OWNER LIKE YAKUBU MORO WHO CALLS HIMSELF ALAJI WHY WONT HE INCITE FANS TO BEHAVE THAT WAY.
  • okosto robby
    says: 9 years ago
    What a useless service. Police are to protect life and property and should do so no matter what after having sworn oath to do so. It sounds like a parent shirking their responsibility to provide for and to protect their kids. Modern society is founded on the premise that every individual will give up the right to protect himself and collective power handed to the cops . So if the cops are saying they cannot provide security are they saying the rule of anarchy should prevail? That i can go to the stadium and if provoked hack the attacker to death? Come again Ghana Police!
  • Philp Aghoh
    says: 9 years ago
    When wiil favouritism stop in Black stars?Are the kids of Abedi Pele the only kids that can play Black stars.I bet you Swaziland will beat us with Milo's selection.David Addy is neither active at FC porto nor Academicals so what is he doing in Black stars?Jordan Ayew is only 18 years why not play under 20.The way Abedi is rushing his kids they will end up playing only Fc marseille because of his links with them.No club will buy them.Abedi is too selfish,no wonder the seniour players Essien, Appiah and Muntari are no more interested in Black stars.It is now a family business.