Fans who will travel to Namboole on Saturday have been urged to follow the set guidelines by the security agencies, the stadium management as well as the FUFA International Match organizing committee in bid to ensure order at the game.
Uganda Cranes will take on Cape Verde on matchday five of the Total AFCON Cameroon 2019 qualifiers at Mandela National Stadium.
Addressing the media during a special press conference held at Lugogo on Wednesday, the Deputy RPC Kampala East Asp. Bashir Ssempala urged the fans to come on time and avoid the last minute rush.
“We expect a very big number of fans who are willing to come to cheer the Uganda Cranes. I advise the fans to come on time and avoid the last minute rush. Each fan will be screened outside the entrance of the stadium. We urge fans to comply with the set regulations. Fans will not be allowed to jump to the stadium playing surface due to excitement” Ssempala advised.
In the same vein, Asp. Ssempala advised fans to avoid wearing linen with political messages as well as avoid carrying eats and drinks in bottles to the stadium.
The FUFA Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Humphrey Mandu also rallied upon all fans to come and cheer up the Uganda Cranes in action against Cape Verde;
“Uganda Cranes will be in action against Caper Verde in one of the most important games for the country. The players need the full backing of the fans at all times. I therefore call upon the Ugandans to come up in big numbers and support the team.”
To ensure easy traffic flow, the different catergories of fans were also given different directives as delivered by the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander, Norman Musinga;
“There are cut off points at Jokas and Kireka to ensure easy movement and flow of traffic to the stadium. Jinja road to Kampala main route will be normal. From Wampewo round about to Kireka will be normal traffic flow. The Northern by-pass, Kinawata – Jinja Highway will also be normal traffic flow.
The road will be blocked at Kireka and Jokas to make sure that the fans access the stadium with ease. VVIP’s will use the main gate with their stickers and park inside the stadium as directed by the traffic police officers on duty.
The VIPS will access the stadium via the Namboole round about and park at the Namboole stadium lower parking. Emergency vehicles that include ambulances, fire brigade and medical team will access the venue through the exit route.
The general public is encouraged to use public transport (taxis, buses and the train) to avoid traffic congestion. Everyone is encourage to adhere to the set guidelines.
No Tickets will be sold at the stadium.”
Uganda Cranes only need a point from the remaining two matches against Cape Verde and Tanzania to seal a slot to the 2019 AFCON finals in Cameroon.
Total AFCON Cameroon 2019 Qualifier
Saturday 17th November 2018
Uganda Vs Cape Verde
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4pm)