Kotoko legend Sarfo Gyamfi blames e-ticketing over poor stadium attendance

Published on: 04 August 2023

Asante Kotoko legend, Sarfo Gyamfi has attributed low patronage of the Ghana Premier League at the various centres to e-ticketing.

The domestic top-flight was hit with poor stadium attendance in the immediate past season and the former Ghana international is of the opinion that the purchase of tickets electronically has forced spectators to attend matches.

According to Gyamfi, this discourages persons who do not know how to access this platform from attending games. He is therefore calling for a hybrid system where tickets could also be purchased at the gates as was previously done.

“Not all people are educated so they find it difficult to buy the e-tickets. If they don’t get people to assist them in buying the tickets, they won’t show up for the game. The only thing is, at least there must be an option to buy the tickets manually. When we do both together, it will help the football. So, I will plead with the authorities to combine both media,” Gyamfi appealed.

“Since the start of the e-ticketing, attendance to matches has reduced drastically. Some people say they won’t show up because of the e-ticketing,” he added