As Uganda gears up for the 2018 Russia World cup qualifier with Egypt this Thursday at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, Uganda Police is tasked to protect the huge masses that are expected to storm the Stadium on the D-day.
Speaking Monday morning at a Press Conference organized by the Football governing body in Uganda at FUFA house in Mengo, Andrew Soloweni said:
“We expect a lot of heat; a huge turn up is expected which is going to be a big challenge to us.”
“We will use the Article 2012 in the Ugandan Constitution which is: Protect lives and property, Enforce laws and Corporate with other Security agencies,” he added.
Afande Soloweni added that he expects several corporations to enable the police perfect its work because it cannot be a one-man show; it has to be Police and other stakeholders.
The partners include FUFA, Event Managers (KIBO media), Sponsors, Service Providers, Private security etc.
Soloweni revealed that the security plan was ready for execution to ensure that the match progresses well, adding: “We will limit the number of fans and vehicles to Namboole to avoid congestion.”
On the day of the match, reliable sources can confirm that the gates will be open at 10am, in order to give the fans time to settle early.
The police officer further urged fans to arrive early to avoid congestion at the gate, even for c hecking.
FUFA noted that no ticket will be sold at the stadium.
Regarding that, Soloweni said: “It will be criminal to find you with a fake ticket. Tickets are going to be sold at gazetted areas and Iwant to assure the fans that no bottled or canned beer inside or nearer to the stadium.”