Kenya/Malawi match tickets go on sale friday

May 24, 2012
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The electronic ticketing system that will be in use for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers between Kenya and Malawi on June 2 will be operational from Friday.

Kenya Airports Parking Service, KAPS officially unveiled the device Thursday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Football fans will simply log in into their mobile handsets to purchase the tickets of their preferred stands either by debit card, credit or Airtel money.

The document will then be scrutinized on the day of the match at the entrance after fans provide their mobile phone numbers and E-mail addresses.

“This will enable us to detect valid ticket holders. Our personnel will do thorough vetting including the perusal of the printed tickets for those who will opt to use this device,” KAPs operations manager Alex Karumba said.

Alternatively, the fans can buy the tickets at selected KAPS offices spread out in Nairobi Mombasa and Kisumu.

Nakumatt Lifestyle, Junction Mall (Ngong Road), Valley Arcade, Sarit Centre Wetlands, Capital Centre along Mombasa Road, Nyayo Stadium and Kasarani are the outlest where fans in Nairobi will be able to access the service.

In Mombasa, sales will be at KAPS offices along Moi Avenue while in Kisumu is United Mall. The electronic ticketing system has been enforced to curb the use counterfeit tickets to gain access into the stadium.

Only 50,300 tickets will be on sale for the match at the 60,000-seater stadium. Tickets for the top tier will go for Ksh. 300, lower tier tickets will cost 500 while the corporate section tickets will retail at 1000. Charges for the VIP and VVIP stands are Ksh.2,000 Sh 3,000 respectively with free refreshments.

The electronic ticketing system has been enforced to curb the use counterfeit tickets to gain access into the stadium.

Meanwhile, Stars opponents Malawi are scheduled to play friendlies against Tanzania on May 26 and Zanzibar two days later as part of the preparations for the qualfier.

The Flames will have all but three of their players for the two friendlies. Captain Peter Mponda who plays for South Africa Santos, his club teammate midfielder Tawonga Chimodzi and Supersport United forward Atusaye Nyondo  will link up with the team in Nairobi on May 30 as they still have engagaments with their South African teams.

Mponda missed the team's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad through injury which they lost 3-1 last month. 

Coach Kinnah Phiri has named 16 foreign based players-most of whom who are based in South Africa for qualifier. 


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