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CAF: Uganda Dixon Okello awarded for the Best Safety And Security Officer In Africa

Ugandan events manager and safety expert Dixon ‘Bond’ Okello has been awarded the best Confederation of African Football (CAF) Safety and Security Officer for 2020 in Douala, Cameroon.

A certified FIFA and CAF football security officer, Okello emerged as the best amongst his peers after CAF Officials, match commissioners, general coordinators, media officers, and referees overwhelmingly voted for him.

After recieving his award, Okello vowed to keep on delivering 100% and making sure stadiums and venues around the world are safe.

Okello as a safety and security officer is responsible for risk management, crowd management, and safe capacity calculations at stadiums.

He has to ensure that stewards are in place to ensure that the match/tournament progresses smoothly from start to finish without insecurity, working under the principles of coordination, communication and cooperation.

Attributing his first CAF Safety and Security Award to the Almighty God, Okello admitted that it has not been easy for him especially in Uganda where his efforts have always been frustrated.

Okello has acquired a wide range of expertise in safety and security having trained in different parts of the world. He has also managed to handle big football matches in big tournaments, on big African, and World stages.


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