Press Association It is understood officers will patrol areas with a bid to cutting out graffiti – messages have previously been painted about the Munich air disaster and the death of ex-City midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe – while specially trained dogs will hunt for flares carried by supporters. Officers will also be given protective eyewear, although only to those on the segregation lines, while hand-held cameras will be used in the wake of key incidents such as goals. The police are also expected to increase public warnings in the days building up to the game. Greater Manchester Police is to increase security for next weekend’s Manchester derby, Press Association Sport understands. Trouble marred last December’s meeting between City and United at the Etihad Stadium, with visiting defender Rio Ferdinand hit by a coin before being confronted by a fan who managed to get on the pitch. The two sides meet at the same venue on Sunday, September 22 and safety measures will be ramped up in order to prevent any flare-ups.
The New Gymnasium of the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday, hosted football fans, especially those of the prestigious European leagues, including the Premier League (PL).The occasion was a live screening of matches on the opening weekend for football fans by MultiChoice. As usual, the SuperSport studio broadcast live from the venue, giving football fans the opportunity to see their favourite analysts and other football personalities up close.Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, explained that the event was organised to annually to officially kick-off the new football season. “It is very important to flag-off the new season with a ceremony such as this. We picked today (Sunday, 11 August, 2019) because the fixtures were quite high profile and competitive. We have a lot of supporters of Arsenal FC, Manchester United and Chelsea here in Nigeria and this is our way of getting everyone excited about the season. Mabutho also said SuperSport would broadcast all the 380 matches of the Premier League LIVE and in HD on DStv and selected matches on GOtv Max and Plus. Also on offer this season include La Liga, Serie A, Champions League, Euro 2020 qualifiers and UEFA Europa League.The event was an exciting one for guests, among whom were members of the media, fans of various football clubs and former Super Eagles stars like Joseph Yobo, Victor Ikpeba and U-17 FIFA World Cup-winning coach, Fanny Amun and amongst others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more