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Hearts v Kotoko Match Officials Warned

The National Sports Authority (NSA), Security Coordinator, Michael Smart Abbey has told officials who will oversee affairs on the pitch in the game involving Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko that security is dependent on officiating decisions of referees.

The game is expected to attract over 38,000 spectators to the Accra Sports Stadium, and security arrangements have been put in place to ensure sanity, before, during and after the game.

The Premier League Board and the referees selection committee is yet to appoint match officials for Ghana’s ‘El-Classico’, but the security expert is warning the men who will be mandated to lead the two teams to the turf.

“The referees association should help in orienting their members. They need to understand that security starts from officiating and so when they go there to do their work they should do it diligently with decorum.“With the belief that I am doing this work to save the lives of people,” Mr. Abbey told Pink FM.The match will be the 103rd league fixture between the two most glamorous clubs in the history of Ghana football.

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