Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Embarrassment Looms For After Only 300 Tickets Sold To WC Qualifier Against Burkina Faso

South Africa are facing the embarrassment of playing in front of the lowest ever attendance to an official international match after it emerged on Tuesday that only 300 tickets have been sold to Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso at FNB Stadium.
The South African Football Association’s decision to take the game to the Johannesburg venue appears to have backfired spectacularly and organisers are scrambling to save face‚ going as far as halving tickets from R100 (N2,623) to R50 (N1,311).

Stadium Management CEO Jacques Grobbelaar confirmed to TimesLIVE that only 300 tickets have been sold three days before the must-win encounter.
“The tickets are not selling that well‚” admitted Grobbelaar.
So poor are the ticket sales that the few fans who paid R100 (N2,623) will be offered a free glass of beer at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

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