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Police issues security, traffic guidelines ahead of Cranes match

Police has issued guidelines on accessing the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, as Uganda Cranes face the Tanzania Taifa Stars in AFCON Qualifiers clash, September 8 (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Police have issued security, traffic guidelines ahead of the Uganda Cranes second group match on Saturday September 8 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

SSP Michael Musani Sabila, the Kampala Metropolitan police commander, said they have deployed overt and covert security personnel from the specialized units like counter-terrorism, fire directorate, and crime intelligence.

He warned what he termed as evil-minded people not to dare cause havoc or engage in acts of violence, theft, wallet snatching, and pickpocketing saying they will be dealt with accordingly.

Tourists grace one of the games at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Police has urged the public to be alert and vigilant (FILE PHOTO)

“I want to inform the public that all routes to Namboole [Mandela National Stadium] will be secure and I call upon all the service providers during the match day to abide by our security guidelines,” Mr. Musani said while addressing the media at KMP Central Police Station.

Kampala Metropolitan Police PRO C/ASP Luke Owoyesigyire said no spectator shall be allowed to access the stadium with drinks in bottles or food in metallic objects for security purposes advising fans to focus on the match.

“We shall not accept any groups of fans or individuals who have plans for activities not related to football. We shall ensure that all fans are safe inside and outside the pitch. Bottles or any other sharp objects will not be accepted except for drinks in disposables,” noted Oyowesigyire.

The police have cautioned designated service providers to access the venue before 8 am or else they will be denied entry.

In addition, hawkers will not be allowed near the entrance and exit doors to avoid congestion.

“No tickets will be sold at the Stadium on match day,” the police said also advising football lovers to purchase them from different outlets such as, Airtel Shops who are the official sponsors of Cranes

  • Group L 
  • Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • At Namboole, 4 pm
  • Uganda Cranes v Tanzania Taifa Stars
  • Charges: Shs.15,000 (Ordinary), Shs.40,000 (VIP), Shs.150,000(VVIP)

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