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Caluza rallies positive vibes



Moroka Swallows safety and security manager Eddie Caluza has encouraged fans to uplift the Birds in the same spirit they did in the 3-2 comeback win over Orlando Pirates, when they face Kaizer Chiefs at the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday, April 20 (kick-off 6pm).

The match against Pirates was the last highlighted encounter played at the Nest and the fans passed with flying colours in what was a demonstration of the true South African football spirit at the Original Soweto Derby.

"We want that kind of spirit to once again at the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium," Caluza said when discussing the match logistics with morokaswallows.co.za.

He however warned of over-excitement, as the powers that be will deal with fans engaged in unsociable behaviour on the night. The gates will open as early as 2pm on the day.

"Police, together with our safety stewards, will be on high alert for any sort of fan misbehavior, so fans must refrain from carrying what could be perceived as dangerous weapons," he explained.

"All our matches are family events, therefore smoking is prohibited in the stands. There are special designated areas at the stadium for smoking.

"The smoking of dagga is still illegal in South Africa and those who are found smoking in the stands where there are women and kids, will be arrested. Fans must also refrain from arriving under the influence of alcohol."

Fake match tickets have started doing their rounds at the Birds home matches and this has prompted the club, together with the police, to launch an investigation into what is essentially robbery of the club's financial coffers.

"Tickets are already available at Computicket outlets, Shoprite/ Checkers and at Kopanong Hall in Dobsonville at R40.00 for adults.Tickets for juveniles will be available on the day of the match at Kopanong Hall at R10.00,? Caluza added.

"We are aware of the fake tickets and the police are following up on the leads to catch the perpetrators. We urge fans not to support these fraudulent activities as it will get them into trouble with the law.

"We understand that people are also being tricked into parking in areas outside those we have booked. Parking is free for all ticket holders.

"The soccer and rugby fields around the stadium are the areas that we provide for fans at all our home matches and parking there is free with official security provided.




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