CLUB OWNERS NEED TO ORIENT THEIR SUPPORTERS-SPORTS JOURNALIST


Mr. Albert Kwabena Diawuo, the head of Sports Department of Berekum based private radio station, Shalom Radio has entreated owners and managers of football clubs in the country and the world at large to give proper orientation to their fans.

The ace sports journalist in a sober mood posited that many spectators have lost the main focus of the invention of football competitions. It is to entertain and unite people despite the business aspect which has over ridden its maiden purpose. To eradicate such of these atrocious occurrences, he said club owners and leaders of supporters unions should prod their supporters that football matches are not win or die affair.

Mr. Diawuo affectionately called Boga Diawuo predicated this in an exclusive interview with KkbPortal in commemoration of the 127 lost souls during the May 9 disaster at the Accra Sports Studium. It was a match between Glorious Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club and Fabulous Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football which ended up 2-1 in favour of the home team.

The sports news mugol reiterated that officiating officials should be vigilant, decisive and professional in course of their duty to clear distrust and suspicions. He also engraved the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association to give out the appropriate punitive penalties to teams whose fans assault patrons of games. The laxity of the law will condone the replication of such deviant acts by others.

He also called on fellow journalist not to allow panelists to inflame passions of fans and propagate falsehood on their platforms because these also degenerate into such misfortunes. He said there is the need for media practitioners to enlighten listeners to abstain from heated sports arguments that can possibly turn into chaos.

Lastly, he pleaded with security personnel assigned to match centers to be patient and apply a more mild but responsive measures in solving emerging squabbles on the pitch. “The use of tear gas and plastic bullets by the security men at the Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium 16 years ago fuelled the death of the 127 spectators and several others suffering from all various injured” he referred.  
 

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