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Gor, AFC tickets go on sale Friday

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NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21- Tickets for the Gor Mahia versus AFC Leopards derby will go on sale from Friday at nine different locations in Nairobi.

Ticket Masters who are handling the distribution of the coveted tickets issued a statement saying, “Tickets will go on sale from 9am on Friday at the following outlets and will remain on sale on Saturday and Sunday. No tickets will be sold at Nyayo Stadium on the match day on Sunday.”

K’Ogalo and Ingwe fans can obtain the tickets from, Ticket Masters Outlet at Kenya Cinema, Ticket Masters Outlet at 20th Century, City Stadium, Nyayo Stadium, Hope Centre Kawangware, Dagoretti Total Service Station, Gikomba market Madina Plaza ground floor, Nairobi West and Uchumi Buruburu.

“All tickets are available for sale on a first come first serve basis. There aren’t any reserved tickets for any set of fans.

“Fans are advised to ask for gate numbers familiar to them and for the particular side of the stadium they would like to sit. All ticket sellers have been advised to aid fans in finding the most suitable gates for them depending on the club they support,” the announcement explained.

The firm confirmed 27,000 tickets for the match are available for sale with 3,000 VIP stand going at Sh500m and 24,000 terrace tickets set at Sh200 each allocated.

On Wednesday, Gor’s management said massive security would be in place for the game which has been deferred on a number of occasions due to safety concerns.

In total, 300 police officers, 20 dog handlers, eight police officers on horseback, two traffic to guide cars and 100 stewards from private security firm Platinum Security will be on hand for the crowd management.

On match day, Nyayo National Stadium gates will be open from 9am and be manned by two people each from ticket masters, Sports Stadia Management Board, police, Gor Security and private security

VIP Area ticket holders will use gates A and B, home supporters (Gor) are advised to use gates A, 2, 3 and 6 with Ingwe fans called on to enter through gates B,7, 9 and 10.

Gate 1 will be reserved for Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards team buses while 11 is reserved for ambulances (two will be deployed, one for players and the other for emergency evacuation) and fire engines.

The strict measurers have been placed to prevent a re-occurrence of hooliganism that has marred two Gor games this season as well as a stampede similar to the one that cost seven lives last October when the two sides last met at the same venue.

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