THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) will this week advertise tenders in a bid to introduce computickets for the upcoming soccer season
BY BRIAN NKIWANE
The PSL ticket system has been lagging behind with fans still buying match tickets on arrival at the gates, a system PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele said was a hectic process that required a lot of labour.
Ndebele confirmed this development to Standardsport, adding that they were looking forward to having the system in place before the league kicks off.
“We are going to start running tender adverts this coming week. We would want all the companies that can do the job to apply,” Ndebele said.
The new system would make sure that football fans access tickets way before the match from selected outlets such as leading supermarkets and other relevant outlets.
He also admitted that this has been long overdue; “We have, for a long time wanted this to happen but at times funds do not permit. We have discovered that people spent much of their time queuing at stadium entry points, which then forced some fans to stay away.”
The new system is expected to improve the number of fans who go to stadiums to watch football as it would be easier to access entry tickets. There is a lot of pushing and shoving when people jostle for tickets at entry points with others ending up losing valuables to thieves.
“This will definitely reduce congestion, save time and will improve transparency as it will give us the actual number of fans that would have paid to watch the match,” Ndebele added.
The old system demands a number of people who would need to be paid at the end of the day, but in this case, people will be needed at the gates just to check the tickets which fans would have purchased before the match.