Police Promises Maximum Security At Masaza Cup Final
By Vicent Kakooza
Less than 48 hours to the hectic 2016 Buganda Masaza football final between Gomba and Buddu at the Mandela National Stadium- Namboole on Saturday, Police has come out to assure Ugandans that there will be maximum security.
Speaking at a joint press conference with organizers at Namboole on Thursday morning, Frank Mwesigwa the Kampala Metropolitan Police commander promised that the force in conjunction with other security agencies have put together all what is necessary to secure everybody who will come to watch the game.
“I must assure all people who are coming for the game on Saturday that security will be alert,” he revealed.
“And it will not be police alone manning security but an interagency deployment.”
Mwesigwa said there will be security personnel deployed on both the inner and outer rings of which the former ring will be responsible for security inside the stadium as the latter handles matters around the stadium and all routes leading to the facility.
It’s on this basis that only 30 VVIP motorists will be allowed to park their vehicles inside the stadium while 70 will be allowed to use the outer parking slot.
On behalf of the organizers, Sulaiman Ssejjengo the chairman organizing committee said that this is a different final from all what the public has witnessed in the previous eleven editions.
“We have planned this year’s final to be different from what we have had before,” he told the media.
He said that everything from organization to the quality of football on the pitch will be unique.
This is because he said, the committee intends to follow global soccer rules and regulations in everything to be done on de-day.
Present at the briefing also was Buganda minister for youth, sports and recreation Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu.
Ssekabembe warned all fans to desist from putting on attires which show their political affiliations and well as using vulgar language before and after the game.
“Football and Buganda have never been segregative, therefore we must not use this occasion to showcase our political differences,” he warned.
He also urged them to drive carefully to avoid accidents.
Before the final, Busujju and Kyaggwe will tussle it out first to determine the third best team.
Last year Buddu was humiliated by Ssingo in 5-0 goal thriller before the latter clinched their maiden championship.