London, Nov 6 (ANI): Hooligans will face a tough time in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, with long-distance trains transporting fans around the country being fitted with cells and a police station for those creating trouble.
World Cup 2010 chief executive Danny Jordaan, the visionary who won the World Cup for South Africa, said: "We will open the case against you and put you in jail on the train while you are travelling. It is the first time we have had this capability."
The South African authorities are determined that security issues, including hooliganism, will not ruin the continent's first World Cup next summer, The Mirror reported.hey have announced plans to have 41,000 extra policemen to ensure the safety of spectators and stamp out any prospect of crowd trouble.
"There will be police foot patrols, police on horseback, police in cars and police in 40 new helicopters that we have bought specially for the tournament," said police spokesman Superintendent.
"It is unlikely that people will be in any danger at all because of the saturation of police officers.We will not be complacent in any way but we will treat each situation as it presents itself. We are not in the business of harassing people, though. We want this to be fun," the paper quoted him, as saying.
He said his force was determined to be flexible in its policing and had decided to turn a blind eye to fans who are drinking alcohol outdoors, even though that is against the law here. (ANI)