The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) International Match Organizing Committee (IMOC) along with the Uganda Police Force and Traffic departments have held a joint press conference at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Friday.
The essence of this press conference was to help notify the general public about the general arrangement for the fans prior to, during and after the game.
Issa Magoola, chairman of the FUFA International Match Organizing Committee, addressed the media flanked by the Federation communications manager Ahmed Hussein, Kampala Metropolitan Traffic commander SSP Norman Musinga and the Uganda Police Force deputy PRO Patrick Onyango.
Magoola urged the fans to acquire the match tickets at the designated selling points, purchase the tickets early and avoid the late rush.
SSP Musinga explained the general traffic flow and its management as well as hinting on the key parking places for motorists.
Uganda Police deputy PRO Patrick Onyango called upon all the fans to respect the regulations set by the law enforcement team that will have uniformed and non-uniformed policemen.
Issa Magoola, FUFA International Match Organizing Committee (IMOC):
The preparations for the Uganda Cranes versus Lesotho match have progressed well. The match officials will come from Egypt, Commissioner (Egypt) and the referees’ assessor from Djibouti. The tickets are already on sale and the public is urged to acquire their match tickets at the designated selling points. There will be no ticket sale around the stadium. We urge that you come early and in big numbers.
SSP Norman Musinga: Traffic Commander Kampala Metropolitan:
We have ensured that there is a good traffic management plan to the public. The routes from the Wampewo round about to Kireka, Kinawataka zone and around the Northern By-pass will be normal traffic flow. Some sections of the road like around Sports View and Jokas hotels will be cut off. Only VVIP’s will access the main parking lot while the lower parking section below the Pioneer buses is for the general public. We shall follow the rules as stipulated by the Traffic and Road Traffic Act 1998.
Patrick Onyango – Deputy PRO Uganda Police Force:
We are asking the fans to abide by the regulations that we shall give time to time including the body search policy. We are still in an era of terrorism threats and therefore specific attention and care should be given.
MAIN PHOTO: L-R: Ahmed Hussein (FUFA Communications manager), Issa Magoola, chairman of the FUFA International Match Organizing Committee, Kampala Metropolitan Traffic commander SSP Norman Musinga and the Uganda Police Force deputy PRO Patrick Onyango addressing the media on Friday morning.
PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department