Thu | Apr 27, 2017

HIGH RISK! Police reinforcing security for Nicaragua-Jamaica match

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 9:11 PM
Nicaragua's goalkeeperJusto Lorente Collado (right), makes one of his many saves against Jamaica's Reggae Boyz as Jamaica's Deshorn Brown (left) and Nicaragua's Luis Murillo look on during Friday night's CONCACAf World Cup qualifying football match at the National Stadium. Nicaragua won 3-2.

The Nicaraguan Football Federation and the police say they have reinforced all their protocols for Tuesday’s Nicaragua-Jamaica match which they are treating as a high-risk game.

According to reports in the Nicaraguan media, about 18,000 fans are expected to watch the match from the National Football Stadium in Managua.

Some 730 police personnel are to be deployed and 60 members of the Nicaraguan Red Cross.

Several security measures have been announced including the banning of flares, pyrotechnics, and the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Additionally, coins, knapsacks, knives and other objects will be barred.

The authorities say that the gates to the stadium will be opened at 4 p.m.

The match starts at 7.30 p.m.