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Ghana FA to use military at trouble spot league centres

Published on: 20 March 2012

By Saddick Adams

The Ghana Football Association has moved swiftly to deploy military personnel at league centres deemed volatile for the rest of the matches in the Premier League.

The executive committee ordered the temporary closure of the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium in Cape Coast following violent scenes during a Premier League match two weeks ago.

Similarly, there were several separate incidents at other centres during recent league matches which have forced the authorities to ensure stadium safety.

"We have to take a very swift action in order to deal with this issue of hooliganism so we have arranged for military men to be at certain premier league venues we deem to be volatile," FA spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Sunyani-based Storm FM.

"In addition to the regular policemen at these venues, we would also employ plain clothed security personnel to also check unruly fans in the stands because we cannot afford to lose a single life because of football.

"At least we should be able to arrest and put some people before the law court and if they serve a jail term, I believe that would be a punishment enough to deter others.''

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