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Bullets vs TP Mazembe tickets to start selling Sunday


Tickets for our CAF Champions League second preliminary round match against TP Mazembe will go on the market on Sunday, 10 September 2023.

FCB Nyasa Big Bullets will host Mazembe in the first leg at the Bingu National Stadium on 17 September before travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the return match 13 days later.

For our home game, tickets will be sold in advance from this coming Sunday to Saturday, 16 September at K3,000 for a standard ticket, K15,000 VIP ticket and K200,000 for a corporate box.

On Wednesday, the club addressed members of the press to share some details ahead of the tie.

Bullets chief administrative officer Albert Chigoga stressed that, if need be, for tickets to be sold on matchday, only standard tickets will be available at K6,000, but will not be sold at the stadium.

Chigoga revealed that there was a massive gate fraud during the first preliminary second leg match against Equatorial Guinea’s Dragon FC on 27 August in which the gate revenue did not match the turnout.

“We expected to realize a substantial gate revenue on that day [we played Dragon] by looking at the large crowd that gathered to watch the match. As a club, we would like to register our disappointment for what happened.

“We had a very good plan in place and expected that things would run smoothly up to the very end. We expected a good outcome of revenue, but to our shock, things did not happen the way we had anticipated because the system was sabotaged by the people we entrusted to do the job for us.

“The security we hired also underperformed because gate revenue success depends on the security. The entities we hired for access control and general match day security failed to meet the minimum standards. There was reselling of tickets to several people because they were not torn upon entry into the facility hence generating less than the targeted K60 million plus,” the Bullets CAO explained.

“We have put measures to mitigate this particular problem when we are going into next week’s match, one of them selling all our tickets in advance. We will be communicating to the general public about where they will find these tickets and for that reason, I want to emphasize that our standard tickets are sold at K3,000 each.

“If it happens on matchday that people bring tickets at less than the stated price, those tickets will not come from us because all our [standard] tickets will be sold in advance and at K3,000, and have got security features that will be checked by a private security company.

“We are encouraging all our supporters and all Malawians to support us by buying their tickets in advance and upon arrival at the stadium, the police and the stewards will not be responsible for checking the ticket. The tickets will be checked by a private security company that we have hired and they will tear it. We want to encourage everyone who will buy a ticket to make sure that as they are entering the stadium, the ticket must have been checked and torn to avoid reselling it,” stated Chigoga.

While revealing that the club has printed 25,000 tickets, the CAO added: “If we decide to sell these tickets on match day, we will sell them at K6,000. We will double the price but the tickets will not be sold at the stadium but at designated places to be announced.”

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