Afcon 2017 Qualifiers: Police Unveil Security Master Plan

KMP Commander Frank Mwesigwa addresses a news conference on Friday.

Only a day to the do or die match between Uganda and Comoros in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers, generic the police force have unveiled the plan to be followed at Namboole national stadium on Sunday.

Addressing journalists on Friday afternoon, this web the Kampala Metropolitan Area Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa said they have created security rings that will help in securing the people and their property on the match day.

“The first ring will include security of the stadium, advice the second will entail the parking, the routes  and other places  respectively where we will deploy both overtly  and covertly to ensure safety,” Mwesigwa told a news conference on Friday afternoon.

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“Those carrying arms by virtue of their duties but are not assigned to this duty are advised to leave them behind. Anyone without accreditation or a match day ticket will not be allowed to access the stadium on Sunday.”

The KMP commander said they will ensure movement of people to and from the stadium plus the gazetted parking places are safe and secure.

He noted that all routes leading to Namboole stadium would be secured in a bid to eliminate any chance of wrong elements who would wish to use this opportunity to cause mayhem to the football lovers.

“Our deployment shall be both overt and covert, explosive sniffer and public management dogs and other advanced technologies so as we are able to detect any trouble causers or suspicious persons on the day,” the KMP boss warned.

On the issue of bodabodas, he said they will not be allowed near the stadium but rather stopped at the cut-off points put in place to avoid any form of chaos that may arise.

According to Mwesigwa, bottles will not be allowed into the stadium. Only disposable glasses and cups will be provided to supporters accessing the stadium on Sunday.

“Jumping to the playing surface will not be allowed before, during and after the match because this would attract a heavy punishment to the country by the continental football body.”

He urged people to use public transport means in a bid to avoid traffic congestion on the day.

On the criminal gangs like Kifeesi, the police commander said they have issued orders to all the respective commanders to be on the lookout for them and deprive them of any chance to terrorize members of the public.

“The command function is going to be emphasized on that day to make sure no one disrupts the public .We ask people for cooperation and vigilance. In case of anything suspicious, they should report to security immediately. ”

Uganda will on Sunday play their final group D do or die match against Comoros at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole with hopes of breaking their 38 year Afcon final jinx.

Uganda last appeared in the African Nations Cup finals in the 1978 tournament and lost   to hosts Ghana on finals.



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