There will be no advance ticket sales for the much touted two-day Zambezi Bonanza slated for 15 and 16 February at the soccer mecca, Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre.
Topsport, organisers of the bonanza, says the system of selling the tickets is prone to fraud as such the tickets would be sold on the day of the games and will be handled by their sister company.
Their Operation Manager, Kelvin Moyo said the decision not to have advance ticket sales has been made taking into consideration how in recent years “we have seen fraudsters duplicating and flooding the tickets on the market.”
Moyo hinted that there would two designs, one for the semi-finals and another one for the finals.
He also said officials will be issued with ID card with a photo of the holder.
“Its only officials who will have the card. Everyone else will have to pay, whether they are coming from the Football Association of Malawi, Topsport, Sulom or sports council, they will have to pay at the gate.
“This is one of the conditions that has been made and those that will be at the gates are are individuals that have never been there before in terms of ticket sales,” said Moyo.
Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers are the top three local teams that were voted to participate into the four-team tournament which features Zimbabwean side, Caps United.