As the Solomon Islands national football team prepares to face off against New Zealand in the second leg of the World Cup Qualifier at Lawson Tama Stadium, police are managing security for the game.
The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force security operation started yesterday. It includes visibility patrols in and around Honiara and traffic escorts for the New Zealand team until its departure tomorrow.
“About 100 officers will be involved, including few members from the police headquarter PRT members, the Police Response Team,” RSIPF Deputy Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said.
Public parking and market vendors will not be allowed in front of Lawson Tama, he said.
The Solomon Islands Football Federation will also provide security inside the stadium.
Mr Manelusi reminded residents that the world will be watching Solomon Islands during the game.
“We therefore appeal to our good citizens to go and enjoy the soccer and show to the world that we are a sports-loving nation which respects law and order,” he said.
The match kicks off at 2 p.m.