“Stop drinking alcohol before going into stadium” – Godwin Ablordey tells football fans

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Former skipper of Asante Kotoko has a word or two for Ghanaian football fans on hooliganism.

Three days ago was exactly 19 years since Ghana football was hit with one of the worst stadium disasters to ever hit world football.

A disaster that took the lives of 127 Ghanaians and left lots badly injured. One that left an indelible mark on the minds of Ghanaians and presented them with bag of lessons to learn from.

A bag of lessons they’ve failed to look into as the ill act continues to infect the beautiful game even after 19 years.

Godwin Ablordey, who was the skipper for Kotoko on the day has revealed that it is time football stakeholders learn from the ghastly incident and move forward.

“May 9 didn’t come by its own, supporters and police officers were the cause. The time has come for supporters, players, coaches, officials, media security personnels to learn and move forward”.

“We should stop drinking alcohol before going into stadium because referees are not Angels, they can commit mistakes at any time,”

“I always feel sad because we have not learn nothing. We should allow referees to work rather than taking the laws into our own hands,”

“Hearts and Kotoko are not enemies and both supporters must understand that always there are three things involved in the game of football” he concluded.

Ablordey was noted for his penalty abilities during his playing days for Kotoko.

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