Absa Premiership

PSL applauds SAPS for ticket fraudster arrest

2016-11-21 14:00
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Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has applauded the South African Police Service (SAPS) following the arrest of a man who was found in possession of fraudulent match tickets.

The 41-year-old man from Snake Park in Doornkop, Soweto was arrested on Saturday, November 19 at Orlando Stadium before the Absa Premiership fixture between Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars.

He was found in possession of 18 fraudulent match tickets.

The man, who cannot be named for now, will appear at the Orlando Magistrate Court on Monday. He has been charged with fraud and contravening Safety at Sports and Recreational events Act of 2010. 

The suspect has been detained at Orlando Police Station since his arrest.

"We commend the work of the police who have been working very closely with us in curbing the illegal sale of tickets at our stadiums and the fraudulent activities by some individuals," PSL Head of Safety and Security, Phillip Masimong said.

"As the League, we are determined by put an end to this practice but in order for us to be successful, we obviously need the SAPS on board. Going forward, we intend to intensify our efforts to put an end to the sale of fraudulent tickets at PSL matches."

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