Sports Safety and Security specialist Abubakar Muwonge is walking towards becoming one of the leading and most trained individual in the field across the continent.
The practicing journalist with CGTN is currently undertaking a course with the International Center of Sports Security (ICSS), the same institution that oversaw safety and security in the recently concluded World Cup.
“I love safety and security generally,” revealed Muwonge as he spoke to Football256 before aiding.
“The course availability offered me an opportunity and a good reason for me to go back to school. An opportunity to join a small but important society of safety and security specialists.”
Muwonge has so far downed five of the 13-course units, with the entire course mounting up to a huge UGX15m.
He has at the moment been certified in Sports Safety and Security Fundamentals, Major Sports Safety and Security, Risk and Threat Assessment, Technical Safety and Security Mitigation Measures, and Sports Safety and Security Planning.
“Sports should be enjoyable, with family gatherings, a uniting factor. A collection of people across the globe. Am just taking a step forward to ensure it’s safe and secure,” noted Muwonge.
Muwonge revealed the motivation factors for joining the Safety and Security circles: “In one of the Uganda Cranes matches at Namboole, I saw two young white women assaulted by the petty thieves who were young boys, they also snatched their phones.”
“That was as they were walking from the stadium to Kireka. I was powerless to help. But, that ugly scene has never left my mind.”
Safety and Security is not only a right for every citizen but also one of the major tools for pulling crowds, which in turn attracts both direct and indirect revenue to the sport.