Partisan of Belgrade Scanderbeg Match, Tight Security Measures
Albanian Daily News
Published November 2, 2017
The risk factor in the challenge between Partizan Belgrade and Skanderbeg that will take place in Serbia on Thursday evening is considered to be very high by the Serbian authorities, thus tight security measures have been already taken to prevent any possible incident. An increased presence of police forces was registered since the arrival of Korça’s team in the airport, although differently from three years ago when the Albanian National Team landed in Belgrade no presence of Army’s troops was seen in the area. The Albanian team was directly escorted to the “Crown Plaza” hotel that has been placed under 24-hours surveillance by the police forces.
Meantime some 10 Albanian police officers will cooperate with Serbian police forces for the coordination of security measures prior, during and after the match. Some 90 security cameras have been installed in the stadium while 700 policemen have been deployed as part of a security plan drafted by the authorities.
Likewise the Partisan of Belgrade club has repeatedly appealed to the fans to avoid racist chorus and respect the adversaries as they did in the first match that was played in “Elbasan Arena”. Every fan will become subject to a minute inspection before entering the stadium by the police forces looking for metallic objects, lighters or coins.
Part of the stadium’s tribune has been closed down due to security reasons thus around 5.000 fans less are expected to watch this match.