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December 12, 2018

Mwendwa assures fans on security in today’s encounter

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa. /FILE
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa. /FILE
Following the chaos witnessed in the Mashemeji derby at Kasarani Stadium a fortnight ago where rowdy fans destroyed seats, Football Kenya Federation have put in place strict security measures ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana today. FKF president Nick Mwendwa said the Confederation of African Football has allowed them to print 50, 000 tickets with the remaining 10,000 of 60, 000-seater facility, reserved for security apparatus to control fans on the stands.
Flanked by the Kasarani OCPD Robinson Mbului and the General Service Unit (GSU) commandant in the Kasarani area, Maurice  Odanga, Mwendwa assured fans of improvised security and warned those nabbed engaging in hooliganism. Yesterday, Sports Kenya were working tirelessly to replace the over 1000 seats reportedly destroyed during the derby. The aftermath of the ugly scenes saw the body bar AFC Leopards from using the facility besides facing hefty fine. With CAF statues recommends disqualification to countries which do not comply with their security standards and fail to control fans. Mwendwa thus asked fans to exercise unquestionable demeanour to avoid the wrath of the continental body. The federation’s chief warned fans against purchasing fake tickets, citing Kenya Cinema, Gate 4 and 12 at the Main Stadium as the only venues selling genuine tickets.
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