Buy your tickets early, NFA urges fans

16 Aug 2017 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 16 AUG (NAMPA) – Football fans must buy tickets for the match between Namibia and Comoros early to avoid causing commotion at the stadium gates on Sunday, Namibia Football Association (NFA) Head of Competitions, Titus Kunamuene has said.
The Comorians lead Namibia by two goals to one after their victory in the first leg played last Sunday in Comoros.
Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Kunamuene said all administrative logistics have been completed for the match to be played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek. It is the second leg match of the third round qualifier for the 2018 African Nations Championships (Chan).
“We had our security meeting on Tuesday; it was attended by City Police, Namibian Police, the risk management team from the municipality, the security company that we work with on match days, and the NFA hierarchy,” he said.
He said fans must come early to avoid disorder at the gates.
“We will open all the gates at the stadium. We must fill up Sam Nujoma Stadium so as to intimidate the opponents while supporting our boys,” Kunamuene said.
He also emphasised that fans will not be allowed to move in and out of the stadium, meaning once they get out, they will be forced to pay again when going back in.
No bottles will be allowed in the stadium, and there will be a heavy presence of security forces at the venue.
He called on those who would attend the match to honour sports fan, Robbie Savage who died on 20 July 2017.
Tickets are available from Football House or Computicket outlets.
The winner of the two-legged third round match will qualify for the fifth edition of Chan to run from 11 January to 02 February 2018 in Kenya.
(NAMPA)
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