Police Bans Political Colors and Symbols at Namboole Uganda-Tanzania Game
Football Should Unite Us – Emilian Kayima
Uganda Police Force has banned the donning clothes and showing of anything that shows political party colors and symbols during the African Cup of Nations Qualifier game between Uganda and Tanzania at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole.
“No party colours, symbols will be allowed at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole,” said police spokesperson Emilian Kayima in a statement issued on Saturday, hours before the game.
Kayima argued that soccer should be used to unite Ugandans not to divide them along party lines.
“Football has always been a unifier and it should be the same this time round proving our spirit of love, the East African Community and our Pan Africanism,” said Kayima.
“Therefore, we don’t expect any party COLOURS, party SYMBOLS and politics at Namboole Stadium.”.
The police publicist also assured Ugandans of security at Namboole.
“The police and sister security agencies will as usual provide security for all before, during and after the game. Our specialised security units are on ground to ensure that security is guaranteed,” he said.
“All high ways, roundabouts and Namboole will have uniformed security to ensure that no crime what’s over is occasioned on anyone. Follow guidelines as given by security and FUFA officials.”