Monday, April 19, 2021

Mapantsula, Magosi net P88, 000 from gate-takings

Extension Gunners have applauded Mochudi Centre Chiefs for their cooperation during their epic be-MOBILE Premier League game which was played at UB Stadium on Wednesday night. On the eve of this game, there were reports that both sides could not agree on the selling of tickets. While Gunners wanted to use e-ticketing, their opponents preferred the manual system. Supporters were left in a dilemma as to where they were going to buy the tickets. Eventually both sides agreed that tickets should be sold at the stadium. Thousands of supporters packed the UB Stadium to the rafters on the night and there were no negative reports after the game. Both sides met on Thursday for reconciliation and both sides went home with P88, 000 each after all deductions were done. Gunners’ chairman William Maboane says they were happy at the way things were done on the night.

“I would like to thank Mochudi Centre Chiefs Football Club from the bottom of my heart for their cooperation. As you may be aware, there was confusion regarding the sale of tickets but I’m glad that things went smoothly. In any environment, people are bound to differ and it’s normal. We reconciled all the books (on Thursday) and everything was accounted for,” said Maboane. He applauded Chiefs’ supporters’ branches for their input on the night adding that Gunners’ supporters must learn from them.

“E-ticketing is very important when it comes to accounting these days. I still feel that we could have done more and accounted for all monies if we could have used e-ticketing. But like I mentioned earlier on I’ve no complaints at all about our share from Wednesday’s game,” he added.

The Gunners’ boss reminded their supporters they would continue using e-ticketing in the future games because it has not given them headaches since it was introduced. Mapantsula used e-ticketing for their game against Uniao Flamengo Santos at Molepolole Sports Stadium yesterday. Chiefs’ chairman Ernest Molome shared the same sentiments with his counterpart that everything went smoothly. He said the organizers of the event worked very hard in ensuring that supporters get tickets on time and there were no long lines at the gates.

“We worked well with Gunners’ people in ensuring the safety of the supporters and I’m happy there were no negative reports even though the game was midweek. I would like to thank the supporters for coming to the game in big numbers. The police also deserve special mention for their assistance on the night,” said Molome. He pointed out that the game served as a good advertisement of Botswana football. At the time of going to press, Chiefs were to meet with Gaborone United on which system to use ahead of their much-awaited clash at UB Stadium this afternoon.

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