Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League Chief Executive, Brand de Villiers has warned members of the public
against purchasing fraudulent tickets ahead of this weekend’s MTN8 final at the
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
De Villiers said the PSL
will be working closely with the SAPS and other security clusters to ensure
that only people with legitimate tickets are allowed inside the stadium.
"Together with the police,
we will be on high alert on Saturday in the look-out for people selling or
purchasing fraudulent tickets for the final," the PSL CEO said.
"This practise is illegal and we
want to warn the public not to be duped by those selling fraudulent ticket.
someone is caught with a fraudulent ticket, they will be arrested. We know that
fraudsters will be in the lookout for desperate people and we urge football
lovers to be vigilant."
PSL Head of Safety and
Security, Phillip Masimong added: “We have been working around the clock with
SAPS and private security to ensure that those attending the final are safe. We
urge those who do not have tickets to stay at home and watch from television.”
Kaizer Chiefs will play
Ajax Cape Town at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 15:00 on Saturday, September 19.
At last year’s MTN8 final
in Durban, the SAPS arrested several people who were in possession of
fraudulent people. They were successfully prosecuted by the courts.