Thursday, 24 June

May 9 stadium disaster: GFA directs all teams to observe a minute's silence

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There was a stampede at the Accra Sports Stadium on 9 May 2001

In commemoration of the May 9, 2001 Accra Sports Stadium disaster, the Ghana Football Association has directed that a minute’s silence should be observed before the commencement of all league matches this weekend.

The Association has also asked all Premier League, Division One and Women’s League Clubs to wear black arm bands in honour of the soccer fans who lost their lives in the stadium disaster.

As part of activities marking 20 years anniversary of the tragic disaster, a commemorative event would be held at the forecourt of the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday May 9.

The event themed, “Never Again- Say No to Hooliganism”, will be attended by the Minister of Youth & Sports Hon. Mustapha Ussif, the Director General of the National Sports Authority Prof. Peter Twumasi, GFA President Kurt ES Okraku and top officials from the Ghana Football Association.

The commemorative event will commence at 8am on Sunday.

Source: Classfmonline.com