As all roads lead to Bingu National Stadium on Sunday for Blantyre derby league sponsors TNM, have maintained their 25 percent discount on e-tickets bought through the telco’s mobile money service, Mpamba.
TNM’s Senior Manager (Business Services ) Limbani Nsapato said the introduction of e-ticketing through Mpamba aims to increase access to games by fans and boost the quality of revenue for clubs and stadiums which should go a long way to develop football in Malawi.
Nsapato said the discount offer remains intact and will also apply for fans that bought their tickets prior to the derby’s postponement following the death of Wanderers FC Chairman George Chamangwana.
“All e-tickets, including those bought before the postponement will be valid and enjoy the same level of discount of 25%,” he said.
He reaffirmed that Mpamba has slashed the tickets with 25 percent in all stands with open stands selling at K1, 500 on Mpamba instead of the regular K2, 000 match day purchases at the gate.
“So we look forward to an exciting derby on Sunday as we expect as many fans from both Wanderers and Bullets to pack the stadium,” he said.
To buy match tickets using Mpamba, customers will be required to be registered on mobile money service by dialling *444# if they are not yet registered and following the usual prompts. They will need to select 3 (payments), then 5 (Other payments) and enter the SULOM code 0885999555, reference of choice.
The system will generate an SMS, which they will take to the match venue to redeem tickets. The deadline for Mpamba ticket purchases is 10 am on the match day.
Nsapato said TNM also expects fans from both sides to exercise high level of discipline, which will be in keeping with the solidarity seen at the weekend when both camps held hands together to mourn Wanderers chairman George Chamangwana who passed on July 27th and was laid to rest on July 31.