Prosecute hooligans in football – GFA Boss to Ghana Police

President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku has charged the Ghana Police service to begin tackling  hooliganism in football as a criminal offense.

Ghana Football, in recent weeks has been stained by a number of high profile cases of hooliganism, most notably at the Wamanafo CAM Park.

The second-tier side are currently facing six charges of misconduct after irate fans attacked match officials during a league match last month.

Kurt Okraku says these cases will begin to vanish from the Ghanaian football ecosystem, if the police start clamping down on offenders.

“This is not acceptable, I have seen referees make horrendous decisions in well established jurisdictions, people don’t shed blood, people don’t throw stones.” He said in an interview with Joy Sports.

“Sorry I am not the IGP, sorry I am not the Police Commander.

“A week ago the police wee attacked by supporters during a game between Techiman City versus Tamale City.

“I expect the police service to act and it is one of the key reasons I am moving to the Brong Ahafo region to meet the police high command.” Kurt continued.

“When it is that their own persons are attacked, we have to see them working and when it is that human beings are attacked, we have to see them working.

“So it isn’t about the FA not being interested, we are interested and we want people who flout the laws to face the full rigorous of the law.

“If club officers misbehave, they will face the football court and that’s what we stand for.

“We will never, never accept hooliganism in our sport because hooliganism belongs to the stone-age.”


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