The President of Super League of Malawi (SULOM) in collaboration with top flight league sponsor TNM Plc today invited Super League club officials to an e-ticketing demonstration at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The platform-first of its kind in Malawi-will use the Mpamba card to replace cash at gates during TNM Super League matches.
Ibrahim Jengo from NCard who is the Project Manager for the initiative believes the platform will promote football revenue safety and significantly reduce gate fraud as gate management will be automated.
In his presentation Jengo called upon football lovers to embrace mindset change by going digital to make the game professional and increase clubs revenue bases.
League sponsor TNM Plc says the initiative will build confidence for clubs in how gate management and match revenue issues are handled.
TNM Corporate Affairs Manager Limbani Nsapato says his company is happy to see the initiative roll out with speed.
“As TNM Plc, we are ready to start this initiative. We believe that having this platform will help to protect revenue generated from the gates. With such technology teams have a chance to monitor how tickets are being sold hence promoting transparency and accountability on gate revenues.”
The demo was a plus for SULOM President Fleetwood Haiya who has been a proponent for improved gate management and match revenue maximisation.
“In my manifesto I promised teams that that I will make sure to maximize clubs revenue and this is one of the initiatives towards that objective. Today all stakeholders are happy to see the realization of efforts that will significantly mitigate gate revenue fraud. It will also maximise match revenues and do away with spending at source. What is more interesting is that it will be beneficial to clubs themselves. Surely with the direction we are taking, our clubs will never be same again.”
Speaking at the same event, Chief Executive Officer for Mighty Mukuru Wanderers Roosevelt Mpinganjira touted the platform as being a game changer in the management of match revenues.
He particularly pointed out that key among the benefits of the new platform will be the reduction in misuse of match revenues.