Disciplinary Committee must act quickly to the increasing instance of hooliganism – Pappoe calls on GFA

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Former GFA Vice President Fred Pappoe has called on the disciplinary committee of the GFA to act quickly to the increasing instance of hooliganism that has bedevilled the ongoing football season.

The local football scene has been hit with series of violence and hooliganism in recent times with the FA president Kurt Okraku meeting some club owners and administrators last week to address the issue.

Pappoe, who is a board member of Accra Great Olympics, speaking in an interview proposed some measures that should be considered by the GFA in tackling the menace.

“It all starts from suspicion and agenda. But when supporters feel the referee has an agenda to steal, they want to take matters into their own hands which is against the rules. Sometimes, the decisions of the referees provoke them and they feel they have the right to do what they do.”, he told Happy FM.

“The FA must ensure the performance of the referees is monitored. The review exercises must be fair and very swift. The decision must come out early so that it clears the perception out there.

“On Match Commissioners report, they should also limit their mistakes and which sometimes makes it look like an agenda.

“With the Hooliganism, at every center, the administrators know those who are involved. If it’s Great Olympics I can tell you those who do that. It is the same with all the clubs. If the fans are involved in hooliganism the authorities should be swift in arresting them. We shouldn’t try to condone these things”, he added.

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