Sports Stadia Management Boardhas been urged to install close circuit TV camaeras (CCTV) to capture the many incidents perpetuated by hooligans during football matches. Former Gor Mahia chairman Fred Mwango said by installing the cameras in major playing venues like Moi International Sports centre(MISC) Kasarani and the Nyayo National Stadium, will solve most of the problems touching on hooliganism and spoilage of property.
Mwango defended Gor Mahia as a club adding that most of those involved with hooliganism were not genuine club supporters.
"Most of those seen in camera's are not genuine club fans. Majority are hooligans who put those jerseys to portray they are club followers. Those could be thugs. It's unfair to punish the club. A genuine club supporter who loves the club cannot go on the rampage and destroy propertiy,"Mwango said.
While condemning SSMB for fining Gor heavily, Mwango wondered why the body failed to involve or summon the accused parties including Nairobi City Stars who were the host to deliberate on the matter before coming up with the hurriedly imposed fine. He went on wonder: "How did SSMB arrive at the fine of Shs.2.8 million and on what basis did they identify the said fans belonged to Gor Mahia ? The Police officers in the stadium were hired to ensure there was peace and order, then why could they not arrest the said hooligans and charge them. Above all, Gor were not the home team and the responsibility of providing security belongs to Gor's opponents ".
The former Gor boss accused the security apparatus for failing to play their part in arresting the said perpetuators. Why, he added, do clubs hire Police officers if they cant arrest the offenders? For the many years I have been in football administration, I have never seen a policeman arresting a culprit which begs the question why do clubs hire and pay the Policemen if they can't protect local clubs?"