Police blocks Kitara FC victory march

Thursday October 22 2020
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Kitara FC players celebrating their 1-0 victory over Kiboga Young FC in a match that was played yesterday at the FUFA technical centre, Njeru. Police has blocked planned processions of the club's fans. PHOTO/COURTESY

By David Vosh Ajuna

Police has this afternoon deployed along the Hoima-Kampala highway.
Police mounted roadblocks in at least three separate locations along the major road that leads to the oil city from Kampala.

"We got a tip off that some people were planning to hold a procession," Hoima city Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Samuel Kisembo says, going on to explain that the move is aimed at preventing a parade-march planned by jubilant Kitara FC fans, welcoming their players in celebration of the team's Wednesday qualification to the top- tier Uganda Premier League.

"we agreed with the club management and other stakeholders that we shall not allow any processions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. People must not flaunt the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health," said Kisembo while addressing the press. 

Upon arrival, the team will be driven- under Police's watch to a 'private location'not accessible to the fans, Daily Monitor has learnt.

Kisembo struggled to assure the somewhat irked Kitara FC fans that from a meeting with the club managment, they had resolved to hold a special victory party in the near future.

"We really don't want to know what they are telling us. This is a historic one time event we might never see again," shouted Julius Musinguzi. 

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Ten year old- Kitara FC Wednesday sealed qualification to the top- tier Uganda Premier League after hitting one past Kiboga Young FC. 

An early second half goal by competition top scorer Brian Muruli settled matters in the qualification playoff match played at the FUFA technical centre, Njeru.

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Armed police officers deployed along the Hoima-Kampala highway, Thursday October 22, 2020. PHONE PHOTO/SHADRACK KAKOOZA


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