Local football governing body, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) says all is set for the explosive 2017 Carlsberg Cup final match between Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets scheduled for Saturday at the magnificent Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. According to Fam Commercial and Marketing Director Limbani Cliff Matola, the organizers are working very hard to deliver the best and most memorable football experience in recent times.
Matola also said tickets will be sold in advance and will be available in all strategic selling points in Lilongwe City from Tuesday, 5th September 2017. “We have decided to sell tickets in advance to provide opportunity to many football lovers to easily access the tickets before the match day. The incentive is that all people who will buy the tickets in advance will buy them at much cheaper price than on match day,” said Matola.
Advance ticket for Covered/open stands have pegged at K2000 and K3000 on the match day; VIP Stands advance ticket K7,500 and K9000 on match day; Corporate Box – East (for 10 people) K80, 000 (advance ticket) and K95, 000 (on match day); Corporate Box- West (for 10 people) K100, 000 (advance ticket) and K120, 000 (on match day) and car pass are going at K500 each. He, however, said Corporate Box tickets will only be sold at Bingu National Stadium to ease allocation to the deserving corporates.
“Please be advised that on match day tickets will not be sold at Bingu National Stadium. Cordoning will be done at the main gates of the outer perimeter fence such that anybody getting past these gates will have to have match day tickets. People are encouraged to observe single file queuing as they get into the stadium,” he said. Matola further encouraged the supporters of the two teams to remain disciplined and peaceful as they joyfully rally their support for their teams.
He said they have collaborated with the Police to ensure that security before, during and after the match is tightened up and that the 2017 Carlsberg Cup final match goes down in history as the best ever, without violence or any unnecessary injuries. To reach the finals, holders Wanderers beat Moyale FC 3-2 on penalties at Mzuzu Stadium while Bullets beat Red Lions 2-1 at Bingu National Stadium.
The winner will pocket K12 million while losing finalists will receive K5 million.