Machakos all set for weekend KPL double header
21 February 2014, 12:42
Nairobi - Machakos Stadium will host two matches in the Kenyan Premier League over the weekend, with Gor Mahia and others in town.
Sofapaka will take on SoNy Sugar, with Mathare United welcoming Gor Mahia, both on Sunday.
arrangements for fan safety and security for the two KPL matches in Machakos this
Sunday have been confirmed by the Government of Machakos County and both host
For example, no tickets will be
sold at Machakos Stadium. Instead, tickets will only be sold on the day of the
match from 8:00 a.m. at the following two locations:  on the road to
Machakos just after the turnoff from Mombasa Road and  in Machakos town near
the old Naivas Supermarket.
No tickets will be
sold in Nairobi so fans should not
purchase any tickets in the city because the original tickets all have security
features to avoid forgeries. Anyone found selling or even carrying forged
tickets will be arrested.
VIP tickets will retail
at Ksh 500 while the terraces tickets will be Ksh 200. A total of 12,000
tickets are available for sale: 10,000 for the terraces and 2,000 for the
Security will be tight
both in and outside the stadium and also at the Machakos/Mombasa Road turnoff.
Fans from Nairobi will not be allowed to proceed to Machakos town without a
As the drive
from Nairobi to Machakos takes around one hour, fans from Nairobi should plan
to depart from the city at least 2-3 hours before the scheduled kick off time.
A large number of regular
and Administration Police officers as well as trained guard dog units have been
assigned to ensure the safety and security of all fans. Plain clothes police
officers will also be strategically placed among the fans in different parts of
The police will ensure no
one enters the stadium with any prohibited substances, weapons or potent-ial
weapons, canisters containing tear gas or other harmful chemicals, alcoholic
drinks and any obj-ects that could become dangerous projectiles (e.g. drinks in
cans or bottles, fireworks, etc)
In addition, the stadium
is fully fitted with CCTV cameras which will be used to identify, arrest and
prosecute anyone who is unwise enough to attempt to cause any disturbances
before, during or after the matches. For those few who might be tempted to do
so, they should note that the GK Prison in Machakos is conveniently located
only a few metres from the stadium.
The Government of
Machakos County, led by the Governor, His Excellency Dr. Alfred Mutua, as well
as the Sports Minister, the Hon. Faith Kithu, have assured all genuine fans of
a warm welcome as well as safe and secure enjoyment of these two inaugural KPL
matches in their newly renovated and expanded Machakos Stadium. Both plan to
attend the match.
FKF Chairman Sam
Nyamweya, KPL Chairman Ambrose Rachier and other special guests will also
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