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Security for playoff second leg beefed

A press conference was held at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) conference room this afternoon purposely to address public concerns about security.
Speaking at the press conference, Telekom S-League chairman, Aloysio Ma’ahanoa, says that SIFF has taken security arrangements for the second leg to another level in partnership with the Royal Solomon Islands Police.
“The NSL management held a meeting with members of the Honiara city police command yesterday and we have been assured that they will support the security operations at Lawson Tama during the game,” Ma’ahanoa says.
Ma’ahanoa went on to say that security at Lawson Tama during the match tomorrow is the responsibility of everyone and calls upon spectators to support in a fair and respective manner.
“I would like to ask the supporters of both teams to support with respect because both teams are our teams. The winner that will be decided tomorrow will be our winner,” says Ma’ahanoa.
The match commissioner appointed for the match, Samson Faisi, also joined the chairman in the call for spectators to take responsibility for security saying that everyone shares an interest in seeing the playoff completed without incident.
“We do not want anything negative to happen in the game as this is not good for football. I ask that all players, officials and spectators respect the decision of match officials,” Faisi says. “We want this game to decide our O-League representative and everyone is encouraged to come with a good heart to Lawson Tama.”
A number of restrictions was also announced during the press conference. Alcohol has topped the list of contraband and spectator’s bags will also be searched for weapons and if they are found they will be confiscated. As well, anyone under the influence of alcohol will not be allowed inside Lawson Tama.
SIFF has confirmed that 60 security officers will be stationed inside Lawson Tama in addition to a sizeable police presence both inside and outside the venue.

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