Police warn against overzealous celebration

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The Ghanaian capital was turned into one huge traffic jam as youths blocked major road and partied in them after Ghana’s 2-1 victory over Guinea in the opening game on Sunday.

Fans also burned truck tyres in the middle of the road while people hung from the boots and roofs of moving vehicles, all in the name of celebrations.

The Director Police Public Affairs, DSP Appiah Ofori told the state-owned Daily Graphic that the manner of victory celebrations was a major concern to the police.

He said in celebrating the victory achieved courtesy of Sulley Muntari’s last gasp winner, too many Ghanaians had thrown motor traffic laws into the wind and warned the police will not tolerate this in future.

The events of Sunday suggest the police will have their hands full in trying to contain fans if the Black Stars beat Namibia on Thursday, especially with the game scheduled to finish at 21h30 local time.