Fake MTN 8 ticket holders face arrest

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By TINTSWALO BALOYI

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) has warned culprits caught selling and buying fraudulent tickets for this weekend’s MTN 8 final in Port Elizabeth would be prosecuted.

Tickets for the match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium are sold-out raising fears schemes might dupe members of the public with counterfeit entrance passes.

PSL Chief Executive, Brand de Villiers, said the PSL would be working closely with the police and other security clusters to ensure that only people with legitimate tickets were allowed inside the stadium.

“Together with the police, we will be on high alert on Saturday in the look-out for people selling or purchasing fraudulent tickets for the final. This practise is illegal and we want to warn the public not to be duped by those selling fraudulent tickets,” he said.

He added if someone was caught with a fraudulent ticket, they would be arrested.

“We know that fraudsters will be in the lookout for desperate people and we urge football lovers to be vigilant,” the PSL CEO said.

Holders Kaizer Chiefs will play log-leaders Ajax Cape Town at 15h00 on Saturday.

PSL Head of Safety and Security, Phillip Masimong, said they would ensure those attending the final were safe.

“We urge those who do not have tickets to stay at home and watch from television,” said Masimong.

At last year’s MTN8 final in Durban, police arrested several people in possession of fraudulent tickets and were prosecuted by the courts. – CAJ News

 

 

 

 

 

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