The Ghana Football Association has requested a meeting with the Inspector General of Police in a desperate move to try and fix hooliganism in the country’s football.
Local football has been plagued with sporadic attacks at match venues in the 2020-21 season.
The tension and violence have escalated during the latter stages of the football calendar amid qualification and relegation fights.
And the Ghana FA has issued a statement urging the police to treat violence in football as a crime and arrest perpetrators who are damaging the integrity of the game in the West African nation.
“That the Executive Council wishes to reiterate that criminal conduct at a football venue must be handled the same way criminal conduct is handled generally in Ghana by law.” – the GFA revealed in a statement.
“The Association, therefore, urges the Ghana Police Service to leave no stone unturned in pursuing the perpetrators and to use all legal means to bring them to justice.”
“That the Executive Council as a matter of urgency has requested for a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the hierarchy of the Ghana Police Service to find a lasting solution to these incidents at match centres” – the GFA further stated.