SGSA supporting Stadium Safety and Security Workshop

The SGSA is supporting the first-ever Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) Stadium Safety and Security workshop taking place in Cairo this week.

CAF, the governing body of African football, has organised the landmark workshop aimed at ensuring the safety and security of football fans, players and officials both during and after games.

The two-day workshop under the theme ‘Promoting Stadium Safety and Security’ is being organized with the support of FIFA through its Forward Programme and is a great step forward for African football, as it aims to equip National Security Officers at CAFs 54 Member Associations with the skills, expertise and knowledge of international best practices, in stadium safety and security.

Ken Scott, SGSA’s Head of Inspectorate, will be speaking at the event, providing the findings of the pilot programme from Southern Africa, run in collaboration with FIFA and COSAFA earlier this year.  During March this year, four SGSA Inspectors visited stadia in 12 countries across the region, including Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and Madagascar.  The inspectors visited the stadia to carry out safe capacity assessment of each of the country’s national stadiums and delivered a training programme to over 40 delegates.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ken Scott said: “This is an enormous achievement for African football.  This SGSA is proud to be part of this workshop, providing our advice and support for safe stadia across the continent.”