Club officials of Changamwe soccer aristocrats Supper Eagles held a meeting with fans at its training ground at Changamwe Estate on Thursday 13 September 2012.
This comes days after the team was suspended from participating in any South Coast Provincial league games after fans beat up a referee in their last game
Meeting fans is one of six measures the club has taken to stamp out insecurity during its league matches. Confirming the meeting, club secretary Thomas Kanyi revealed that the landmark meeting resolved to double the security of match officials as well as for the visiting teams.
Measures put in place
-We decided to engage the fans in discussion and they were very corporative. The fans promised to protect the referees and our opponents, said Kanyi
Supper Eagles were required to explain to the federation what measures you have put in place to ensure incident that occurred during their last Sunday’s 9 September match against Shanzu United at their home ground where assistant referee was beaten by fans is not repeated. The club has subsequently written a letter to the federation condemning the ugly incident
- Changamwe Super Eagles FC is a peace loving club and we vehemently condemn any acts of hooliganism and violence in any game of soccer and would endeavor to promote peace and friendship during all matches that we are involved in, read part of the letter by Kanyi.
After playing 15 matches in the South Coast Provincial Zone A Super Eagles are placed second on the log with 30 points, five points behind leaders Shanzu United but with one match in hand.
All matches involving Supper Eagles have been suspended pending ratification by the Branch Executive Committee.