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WAFU plans seminar for police chiefs

By Jacob Ajom
Worried about the recurrent incidence of crowd violence at football venues, the leadership of the West African Football Union, WAFU, is planning a crowd control seminar for Police chiefs in the sub-region.

President the Union, Nigeria’s Dr. Amos Adamu, told Sports Vanguard in a recent interview that his priority was to see to the total eradication of crowd violence at all football events in the region.

“We will start the new year with a special seminar on crowd control for Police chiefs in the West African sub-region. This has been a big problem in the football world and we want to be pro-active in preparing our security agencies against such occurrences and how to prevent them,” Adamu said.

Speaking on the WAFU Inter-Club championship, the Eyadema Cup, the President said the various FAs in the sub-region will take the championship more seriously after seeing what happened in the last edition which saw Horoya FC of Conakry, Guinea lift the trophy in an explosive final.

“We are surely going to witness more enthusiasm from member FAs and the populace and more clubs would want to enrol for the tournament.”

He said that WAFU executives were working hard to ensure that sponsors identify with their programmes and was encouraged by their responses.“I have been talking with them both at home and abroad. They are still watching to see what we can do


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