LUSAKA Zambia (Xinhua) --
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) on Thursday announced that it had switched
to computer-based ticket sales in line with modern trends in football.
Andrew Kamanga said the move was also aimed at improving accountability and
transparency, adding that the new mode of ticketing was used during an Africa
Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya last weekend and would be used for the
upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria next month.
match last Sunday was the historic first where fans had to purchase tickets
through Shoprite stalls countrywide and it is expected this mode of ticket sales
shall be used for the upcoming crucial World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on
Oct. 9 in Ndola,” he said, according to a statement posted on the association’s
He added that
in order to help fans to appreciate the system, the advertising and marketing of
the match will start early, adding that the association had started implementing
measures aimed at maximizing revenue.
him, the association identified ticket sales as one area where funds were being
siphoned, adding that the move will put to end previous experiences where fans
were made to stand in queues to buy tickets, a move that resulted in stampedes
in some cases.
her campaign for the 2018 World Cup with a home clash against Nigeria on Oct. 9.
Other teams in Group B are Algeria and Cameroon.
Africa Cup winners have failed to qualify for next year’s Africa soccer
showpiece after a poor qualifying campaign in which the national team finished
third in group.