Just a month after arresting two people found in possession of fake match tickets, security police officers busted another ticket racket by Fam officials during Saturday’s international game involving Malawi’s Flames and Madagascar.
Fam had hired FDH Bank and other agents to handle pre-match ticket sales and advised the general public to only buy tickets with the original seal.
During the pre-match meeting held at the Bingu National Stadium on Thursday, April 27, 2017, the football governing body advised stakeholders including the police that only FDH Bank would sell match tickets on the match day.
However, the police got a complaint from FDH staff that some unkwon people were selling tickets without the original seal at the Stadium.
The alert police officers moved in and arrested the individuals that were selling the fake tickets.
But to the surprise of the security men, Fam Commercial Director Limbani Matola reportedly asked the police to release the individuals, saying Fam had hired another agent to assist with the ticket sales on the match day.
The Police obliged and released the suspects.
The development baffled both the police and FDH officials, who wondered why Fam had gone against the arrangement agreed during the pre-match meeting without informing the stakeholders.
Police spokesman for Lilongwe Police station Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the police had arrested some individuals found selling non-sealed tickets and discharged them on instructions from the association.
“It is true we arrested some individuals but they were all discharged on instructions from Fam.
“If you want to know more you better talk to Mr Matola, who can explain better,” said Dandaula.
However, Nyasatimes failed to trace Matola but several stakeholders the publication talked too expressed dismay with Fam’s conduct.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :