PSL slashes gate charges to US$3 after outcry

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has finally given in to public pressure by reducing gate charges for local topflight football matches in the current season with the cheapest ticket returning to just US$3 and the most expensive pegged at US$10.

In follows an outcry over the football administrator’s decision to hike this season’s gate charges to a minimum fee of US$10.

The move saw fans largely stay away from the popular sport, prompting the slash.

In a statement Friday, PSL CEO Kenny Ndebele said the decision was arrived at following consultations with various stakeholders including club supporters associations.

Said the PSL boss, “While the PSL notes that clubs suffered huge financial losses during the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to incur a lot of costs in preparation for matches, we also understand the need to make our matches appealing and affordable to football fans who are the heartbeat of the game.

“Taking into account the above, the PSL has reviewed gate charges for all PSL matches effective from Chibuku Super Cup semi finals to be played this weekend…”

The ticket for Rest of ground returns to US$3 which was being charged in 2019, the last premiership football season prior to the Covid-19 induced break.

Fans occupying the Grand Stands shall part with US$5 and the VIP ticket pegged at US$10.

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