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, Nigeriaâ€™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.
â€œWe 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,â€ 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.
â€œWe are surely going to witness more enthusiasm from member FAs and the populace and more clubs would want to enrol for the tournament.â€
He said that WAFU executives were working hard to ensure that sponsors identify with their programmes and was encouraged by their responses.â€œI have been talking with them both at home and abroad. They are still watching to see what we can do