Former Accra Hearts of Oak player and legend, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed, says clubs and fans must learn from the horrific incident that occurred at the Accra sports stadium on May 9, 2001.
According to him, football fans who visit stadiums to cheer their teams must be educated on the need for safety measures during games.
127 Ghanaian football fans died in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the then, Ohene Djan Sports Stadium.
Reviewing the country’s way forward after 19 years since the tragic and devastating May 9th event that rocked the footballing world and Ghana as a country, the legend, also known as Mohammed Polo, insisted that Ghana has not learnt any lessons when it comes to safety precautions the various stadiums.
He called on football-loving fans to control and comport themselves to avoid another stadium disaster.
Mohammed Polo further indicated that there should be heavy security presence at the stadiums during football matches at vantage points to prevent any future occurrences.
Mohammed Polo stared for Accra Hearts of Oak and had a two stint managerial role at his former club between 1994-95 and 2013-14.
Story by: Aubrey Nyan | Universnewsroom.com