By Ameenu Shardow
Operations Manager of Aduana Stars George Gyawu suggests the May 9 disaster commemorative game should be played between two feuding clubs to promote unity.
Ghana football was struck by the death of 127 people who attended a Premier League game between giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on May 9, 2001.
The unfortunate incident is commemorated every year to remind all of the consequences and effects of hooliganism in football.
A one-off friendly game is supposed to be played between Hearts and Kotoko as part of the events to mark the anniversary of the May 9 disaster as prescribed by the commitee which looked into the happenings of the tragedy.
But Gyawu says the essence of this friendly could be best used to promote peace between two feuding clubs.
“I believe the main aim of the May 9 friendly is to promote peace,” he said.
“Therefore I think it can be used on a wider scale to promote peace between two teams who appear to have bad blood existing between them as a way of bringing peace.
“It can be a preventive measure rather than we waiting for the feud between the teams to generate into another disaster.”
The two clubs; Hearts and Kotoko were however unable to honour this year’s recommended friendly match.
It was replaced by a friendly between the national U-17 team (the Black Starlets) and the U-20 side (the Black Satelites).