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R80 a ticket for MTN8 Semi-final? Daylight robbery!!!

Written By Themba Khumalo on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Tuesday, September 03, 2013

“Tickets for the MTN8 Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs are available at all Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper outlets nationwide. Tickets will cost R80-00 with gates opening at 11H00. The match will be played at Orlando Stadium on Heritage Day, Tuesday 24 September. Kickoff is at 15H00.”

R80? This is ridiculous; really really crazy... we can't be used as cash cows in the internal issues that involve Orlando Pirates, Premier Soccer League and Kaizer Chiefs which we know for certain that they are the ones that let to this game being taken to Orlando Stadium instead of the normal derby venue, FNB Stadium.

Orlando Pirates deliberately took the game to a small capacity stadium knowing very well that the stadium will not be able to contain the maximum demand of that match; they persistently went on with their decision though there was an outcry from the soccer loving people that Orlando Stadium will bring nothing less than lot of inconveniences and security risks.

However, the team as stubborn and arrogant as they're known to be decided to get stacked with their poor decision, now we being made to foot the bill for the amount they going to lose by selling just a small number of tickets as compared to if the game was being played at FNB Stadium. They are now taking the opportunity to milk us as they know that people cannot boycott the match of such magnitude.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) and MTN organizer are also to blame in this madness, we expect PSL to have a policy, a policy that governs the entry fee to all the matches organized under the auspices of this organization, and if that is the case then why should Pirates be allowed to steal from the poor football community? If PSL does not have such a policy, then PSL is failing us... R80? This is absolute madness.

This does not make me any less supporter of the club, but my devoted love for the club will never make blind me to a point where I won't even be able to see when I'm being robbed off like this.

By Kabelo Ramokoka
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