FAM suspends advance ticket selling for Malawi Carlsberg Cup finals
Football Association of Malawi ( FAM) has suspended its plans for advance tickets selling for the Carlsberg Cup final between Bullets FC and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers on Saturday.
FAM had earlier announced the pre-selling of tickets for the dream cup final pitting Malawi’s most popular and successful top league clubs after a meeting held on Wednesday, the day when the selling was scheduled to start.
“Following a meeting held today at Civo stadium with representatives of the two Carlsberg Cup finalists, Big Bullets FC and Be Forward Wanderers and the Civo Stadium Management, the Carlsberg Cup Organising Committee would like to announce that selling of the tickets for the final match between the two teams on Saturday 29th August 2015 will be done on the day of the match at Civo Stadium from 6 O’clock in the morning,’.
Carlsberg Cup Competition Chairman Jabber Alide, who chaired the meeting said the agreement has been reached after the parties considered a variety of issues during the discussions.
“The Carlsberg Cup Organising Committee noted the various merits and demerits in the foregoing arrangement of pre-selling the tickets and notes that this consensus has been reached in the spirit of mutual respect and in the interest of the game,” he said in a statement.
“The Organising Committee would like to kindly request all supporters and stakeholders to timely proceed to the stadium on the date of the match to avoid congestion.”
The meeting also resolved the early opening of the stadium gates to facilitate a smooth process during the finals.
The organising committee apologised to all supporters and stakeholders for the inconvenience the change may cause.
The Open stands for the game is K2,000, with the Covered Stand going at K5,000 while the VIP charge is fixed at K10,000.
ma sapota sangalole coz sanhathyole khobwe ndi pre-selling ya ma ticket. Casper Jangale ake opatsidwa ndi Walter akanalowela pati mukanagulitsilatu ask people who attended Club Licencing mtng n bt.Aliyense akaonetseyse kuti ticket yake wang’amba ukangopeleka yosang’amba siunalipile Casper aiguliysanso mark my words
Mmati mukhomerere malova apa LLs? Apa mwaitha, fans ikalowa ndi mjavi basi! Vayani guyz mukavenche!! Man City woyeeee!
I’s in favour of pre selling of tickets however I realised that the arrangement was discriminatory against the clubs’ supporters from other districts and regions. The arrangement would have worked very well if and only if the selling points were positioned in all those districts because these teams have supporters spread through out the country and to designate only Lilongwe and Blantyre as the selling points was utter disregard for all those deserving fans. So for this one, I say well done the organisers as long as prudence will be exercised on the gates.
Amwene ma ticket zimatheka kugulirana. Mwachitsanzo ngati ma supporter akutali akufuna kukawoneradi mpirawo akhoza kupanga arrangements kuti wina awagulire in advance. Zimatheka kutumako wina kuti aise undigulireko ticket pobwera ku Lilongwe ukupitako. This would also indirectly help Malawians learn the spirit of planning
This is very disappointing indeed. The decision to sell the tickets in advance was a nice one made by the cup organizers. I was really in support of that decision because i knew my money would go to the right beneficiaries and was more ready and willing to buy myself a ticket. Now that you have changed the initial arrangement which was rather good, be assured that the stadium will be filled to capacity with only Mk2,000,000.00 realised from gate collections as more people will watch the game after paying MK1000 at the gate of which will not be accounted… Read more »
I think pre -sale of tickets in this Carlsberg competition came up as an afterthought for FAM. Otherwise, if the football fraternity want clubs to benefit from gate takings, and indeed want transparency in gate takings then FAM should plan going forward to have advance ticket sales for all competitions or at least big games like this. Theres need to have credible printer to avoid fake tickets.
Am confunsed with this eish,,, ndalama ndi satanadi ndithu eeee
dats y bullets&noma amat mwawalumpha eti?
I stopped watching Malawi football over 10 years ago. Everything I paid at the gate was never fully accounted for and they love it that way. The gate keepers are money thirsty with a selfish agenda. I had good thoughts for our local players but they are victims of gategates at the gates. A decade later, our league is still amateur. The fans control the executive. Our players are very poor. So I am not surprised that a good decision has been rescinded. It’s I suspect because of fans and some soccer godfather who thrive on this. Without an automated… Read more »
Organised chaos. Gates opening at 6am by 11am when a multitude of Blantyre fans would be arriving at Civo all 19,000 tickets would have been sold! Nde mukuiyambayo ndi Ndirande.
Amalawi kupusa thats why dziko likukanika kupita patsogolo. Moti simukudziwa kuti ndalama zimabedwa pa gate paja? Tikawonera game imeneyi 1000 osadula ticket ndipo ndalamazo akadya ma gate man. Kodi mumadya nawo kapena akuluakulu eti