By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Following a stakeholders meeting which aimed at reviewing tickets and gate management on Saturday, 19th March 2016, the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has made recommendations on improving the system in the upcoming 2016 football season starting with the 2017 Afcon qualifier between Malawi and Guinea next week.
The Fa has revisited gate charges by categorizing local matches, with derbies now costing soccer fanatics K2000 from K1000 whilst ordinary matches will be costing football lovers K1000 and low profile matches K500.
During the meeting, all the stakeholders adopted to print all tickets during local and international matches.
It was also agreed that the mother body will embark on E-ticketing in order to eliminate cash handling at the gates during matches. With club licensing being enforced in Malawi, the FA and the stakeholders have hummered a nail in the supporters coffin by
announcing that no any supporter will be allowed inside the stadium without paying gate charges.
This will surerly bring to an end gate fraud that has been haunting Malawian football for the past decade.