Thursday, February 5, 2009


THE Police administration in the Ashanti Region says it will deploy 250 policemen at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to help maintain peace during the epic Glo Premier League match between arch-rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwasi Mensah Duku, the Deputy Regional Police Commander for Ashanti, told the Daily Graphic in Kumasi yesterday that the regional police took great interest in the match and would do everything possible to ensure that it was played in absolute peace.
He admitted that matches between the two sides were always characterised by tension but said that must not be allowed to degenerate into any form of trouble.
It was, therefore, important to take measures that would prevent any nasty incidents.
ACP Duku called on the thousands of football fans expected to watch the match to comport themselves on the day.
He also advised the leadership of the two sides to educate their supporters on the need for peace during the match.
He said Ghana needed peace to develop and the police administration in the region would always work towards achieving this objective.
Meanwhile, tension continues to build up in Kumasi towards the match and from all indications the stadium would witness a capacity crowd.

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