PSL warns against TKO ticket fraud
By MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – UNSCRUPULOUS individuals that seek to cash in on the sold out Telkom Knockout (TKO) Final by selling fraudulent tickets will be arrested.
This is the warning given by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) ahead of next Wednesday’s eagerly-anticipated final between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Mato Madlala, the PSL Acting Chief Executive, said the league would be adopting a zero tolerance on ticket fraud.
PSL is working closely with the South African Police Service and private security to ensure they curb criminal activities relating to fraudulent ticket sales at the final.
“We would like to send a stern warning to those individuals who are planning to sell fraudulent tickets at the Telkom Knockout final to refrain from doing this. Our Safety and Security Department has been liaising with the police and other relevant role players to ensure that those involved in fraudulent activities are arrested and charged
accordingly,” Madlala said.
She warned members of the public not to purchase tickets from the ‘black market’.
“The message is clear; if you do not have a valid ticket, please stay at home and watch the final on television or listen to it on radio,” said Madlala.
PSL Head of Safety and Security, Phillip Masimong, said the focus will only be on those people who are trying to resell their tickets at inflated prices.
“In terms of the law, it is illegal to buy a match day ticket with the intention to sell it without the authorization of the organiser. We are monitoring the trend of people who bought more tickets than they can use. Law enforcement agencies are working around the clock to curb the illegal sale of tickets,” said Masimong.
A bumper crowd is expected at the 54 000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium.
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