Tough time awaits Bullets and Malawian soccer fanatics at large as they expect to dig deeper into their pockets to watch the continental Confederation of African Football (CAF) tie between host Big Bullets and Sudanese Champions Al Hilal.
This follows the announcement by Bullets that F.C that the price tag for the match in open stands has been doubled to K2, 000.00.
MBC stands will be at K4,000.000 while covered stands and VIP stands will be at K5,000.00 and K10,000.00 respectively.
When Bullets hosted Fomboni F.C in the return leg of the CAF preliminary round at the giant Kamuzu Stadium few weeks ago, the get charge for open stands was at K1, 000.00.
But Bullets through their General Secretary Harold Forte said people should not complain regarding the issue that Malawian gate charges are very low comparing to other countries.
“We have the discretion to determine the prices of tickets. Bullets is a big team. When you compare the prices in the other countries, our prices are affordable. People should just be prepared to pay the set price” Forte told the press.
He further said that the decision has been made as part of crowd control following the huge turn up of people in the recent CAF assignment against Fomboni which almost caused a stampede.
“There was huge patronage during the Fomboni match and we almost had a stampede. The higher gate charges will help us control entry into the stadium” he said.
According to the General Secretary, the club is targeting to raise K35 Million to help the club paying back debts amounting to over K20 Million.
Among other debts, the club borrowed air tickets to enable them travel to Sudane as well as other expenses for hosting Fomboni F.C.
Bullets will be going into the Al Hilal match with a 4-0 deficit having lost the first leg away in Khartoum Sudan.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :