By John Kwesi Arthur
Football Writer, kick442.com-Ghana
The head coach of the division one side coach Kobina Amissah has revealed that most of the technical handlers of our local clubs incite supporters during matches and it results in some of the hooliganism at our match venues.
Recounting his ordeal on the May 9, 2001 Accra Sports Stadium disaster where over 100 souls perished, the former Berekum Chelsea and Elmina Sharks gaffer said the incident was very terrible and he does not want to witness such scene again in his life because he was at the stadium.
“What happened should be a lesson to us so we should send continuous messages to Ghanaians. We shouldn’t wait till May 9 celebration before we educate people because what I saw that day was very terrible. Whenever I remember, I feel sad.
So when I remembered that yesterday was May 9, I called Eben Dida to let’s go for walk and use it to educate anyone who asks us.
What I will tell supporters is that, they should try as hard as possible to accept the decisions of referees in matches because their actions can’t change the results even though sometimes it’s painful but you can’t do anything about it.
Some of our coaches sometimes incite supporters. The way they react to incidents on the fields influence some supporters to act violently.
Sometimes you see assistant coaches who gets up and do something as if the head coaches don’t know anything. When it happens like that it sends bad signals to the supporters to react.
Therefore I think there should be discipline on the technical bench as well as the playing body.
I think we are part of the cause of these hooliganism at match venues base on our on the touchline.” Coach Kobina Amissah to Kumasi based Akoma FM
Ghanaians remembered the 19 – year old infamous Accra Sports stadium disaster where 126 football loving fans lost their lives after a game that involved Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko ended with violence.
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