The General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, Anthony Baffoe, has added his voice to calls for greater efforts at eliminating hooliganism from the domestic football domain.
Mr. Baffoe, who until recently served as Confederation of African Football (CAF) Deputy General Secretary, made the call at a stakeholders’ forum organized by the Media General Company to find ways of ridding the local game of this unpalatable canker.
As mother body of all professional footballers in the country, the PFAG views hooliganism as a threat to the players, the fans and the very establishment of our beautiful sport and as such believes that all efforts need to be made to curb this detrimental development.
The PFAG has noted with worry a few instances of hooliganism incidents that have occurred during the course of this season across various competitions and at various centres. We remain committed to helping to wipe this scourge off the domestic scene.
In echoing the views of the General Secretary of the Association, the PFAG further advocates for an integrated approach based primarily on education in tackling hooliganism. This will help all stakeholders fully appreciate the nature of the problem, its possible undesirable effects and what our responsibilities are in our collective attempts to deal with it.
It remains the hope and expectation of the PFAG that the beautiful game here in Ghana continues to grow from strength to strength.