By Patrick Akoto
Ghana’s Premier League Board plans to put water-tight security at match venues as the top-flight gradually reaches home stretch.
With five matches to end the season, relegation fears is beginning to hang over the Premier League coaches with expected heightened tension as teams scramble to avoid the drop.
This season has been blighted with pockets of crowd violence at match venues where some referees have been subjected to beatings over allegations of biased officiating.
The top-flight status of the likes of Tema Youth, Heart of Lions, Berekum Arsenals and Mighty Jets are under serious threat.
There are many who believe the fear of dropping to the second-tier could lead to attempted match-fixing and bias refereeing.
The country’s Premier League Board want to ensure there are no security lapses at the match venues.
“We’re taken security seriously. We’re liaising with the security agencies to ensure we have an incident free games,” PLB boss Abra-Appiah said
“We’re aware that when it get to these times on the season, there are lot of allegations and counter-allegations and that’ what we want to avoid.
“Teams must stay because they worked hard for it while those who don’t deserve to stay in the top-flight will be relegated.
“All must be achieved by fair means and so we’re not going to allow anyone to intimidate referees to officiate in the favour of one team over the other especially the home teams,”