Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has assured that there will be no room for fake tickets ahead of the 2020 CHAN qualifiers second leg match between the Flames versus Eswantini on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The tickets for the match have been on the market since Monday May 6.
FAM’s commercial and Marketing Director, Limbani Matola said the involvement of National Integrated Technologies Limited (NITEL) experts in electronic payment, to handle the ticketing processes, has solved all the past problems.
Matola said: “The issue of fake tickets is history now and we are done with that matter because our partnership with NITEL has resulted into the production of fortified tickets that are extremely difficult for anyone to tamper with the features.”
He further said the security confidence is a reason why the association decided to put the tickets on the market six days before the day of the match and the tickets will be scanned before entry at the gates.
In the past, the initiative of selling tickets prior to the match-days have been compromised as people could easily produce fake ones that carried features of the original tickets.
Meanwhile tickets for the Saturday’s game are available at Limbe Market Total filling station, Shoprite Puma filling station, Ndirande-Chinseu Total filling station, FDH bank branches and Shoprite in Blantyre.
Advance tickets are being sold at K1, 500, K2,500, K4,000 and K6,000 at Open, MBC, Covered and VIP stands respectively.
But on the match day, spectators will pay extra K500 for the Open and MBC stands respectively while Covered and VIP stands will attract extra K1000 and K2000 respectively.
The first leg match between the two sides, played in Eswatini, ended in a goalless draw.