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Police To Deploy Heavily Ahead of Uganda Cranes Match

Frank Mwesigwa, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, says those accessing the stadium will be screened thoroughly, adding that only authorized personnel will be allowed to access the stadium with weapons.
Mandela National Stadium will host the game between Uganda and Comoros

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Uganda Police has put up a standby force of 20,000 Police Officers ahead of the Uganda Cranes Africa cup of nations qualifying match against Comoros at Mandela National Stadium on Sunday. The officers are drawn from the standby force and Kampala Metropolitan police. 

The police officers will be assisted by Military Police. According to the security plan, police will deploy from the Flyover at Bweyogerere on Northern by pass to Busega round about, another group will deploy from Jokers hotel to Kinawataka up to Spear motors, the third group will deploy from the Fly over to Wampewo roundabout and Bweyogerere up to Seta in Mukono.

The teams will include counter terrorism police, field force police and the general service officers. Frank Mwesigwa, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, says those accessing the stadium will be screened thoroughly, adding that only authorized personnel will be allowed to access the stadium with weapons. 

According to Mwesigwa, the officers are on high alert to defeat any criminal attempts.

 

 

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Mwesigwa also announced a toll free number 0800122291, which has been set up to allow members of the public to report emergencies. He says they will not withdraw the deployment until everyone has left the stadium.

 

Ceaser Olweny, the marketing officer Mandela National Stadium, says they expect over 45,000 Ugandans to attend the match, adding that all is set for the game. URN visited Nambole Stadium on Friday afternoon and found a handful of officers deployed at the stadium. 

A win for Uganda Cranes in today's match will see the national team qualify for the 2017 Africa cup of nations-AFCON in Gabon. 

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