Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has introduced a new ticketing system which will see kiosks used as selling points instead of the turnstiles.
Sulom general secretary Williams Banda said the new system, which will first be used when Nyasa Big Bullets host Be Forward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium this Saturday, seeks to curb gate revenue fraud.
He said: “We agreed with the Football Association of Malawi [FAM] that we should go the route of advanced ticket selling. However, upon meeting with other stakeholders we opted to have some kiosks outside the gates where tickets will be sold.
“This was done because we noted the challenges encountered before with regards to the advanced ticket selling where fake tickets were noted and teams were complaining.”
Banda said the new system is different from advanced ticketing in that the tickets will be sold on the match-day.
In the system, the kiosk will be mounted outside the stadium and after buying tickets there, spectators will present them at the gates where they will be checked for authenticity.
Sulom treasurer Tiya Somba-Banda said the system will ensure checks and balance in tickets sales.
“Unlike in the old system where buying and checking of tickets was done right at the gate, in this system it will be different,” he said.
Somba-Banda said the system will also ease congestion at the gates.
“Instead of people crowding at the gates, they will simply buy the tickets at the kiosk and enter smoothly at the gates,” he said.