Sports news for Monday, March 28, 2022
The Minister of Youth and Sports (MoYS), Mustapha Ussif, officially launched the e-ticketing platform and indicated that the digital indication has become sustainable.
The government’s new strategy aims to make it easier and easier for football fans to buy match tickets online and have quick access to many venues across the country.
During the unveiling of the e-ticketing platform at Baba Yara Sports Stadium last week ahead of Ghana’s World Cup play-off first leg against Nigeria, the Minister of Sports said: “It is very exciting. From now on, our spectators can buy tickets online and access our sports facilities without any problem. You can see it took me 30 seconds to get verified and get into the stadium.”
“This digital innovation has come to stay,” he added.
Mustapha Ussif went on to say that preparations were underway to ensure the technology is used for all Premier League matches played at the various stadiums.
“From there, anyone accessing the stadium, whether it’s a national team or Premier League game, once it’s a government facility, will access it via the e-ticketing platform, which is government policy.”
Within 48 hours of opening, the site sold over 20,000 tickets, setting a new record for e-ticketing. Tickets finally sold out about 8 hours before the game.
The National Sports Authority is rumored to have generated Ghc 1.4m on the e-ticketing platform for the sold out World Cup Qualifiers first leg Ghana vs Nigeria.
The e-ticket portal will now contain all tickets for national team matches.