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SBD Global/July 10, 2013/International Football

Tanzania Football Federation To Launch Electronic Tickets By Mid-August

Tanzania Football Federation Secretary General Angetile Osiah said that the "protracted electronic tickets will be in use at the beginning of new premiership season expected to kick off mid next month," according to Joseph McHekadona of Dar es Salaam's THE GUARDIAN. The application of the tickets "has been overdue for almost eight months since the earlier decision was announced in December." The tickets "were supposed to be in use at the beginning of the second half of the previous season but to no avail." CRDB Bank "will provide and manage the electronic ticketing" at football venues where premier league games are played (THE GUARDIAN, 7/5). INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL's Mark Baber reported pressure is "being exerted by media and politicians in Tanzania to expedite the long delayed launch to counter corruption and increase revenues." Osiah said the problem is being caused by "unscrupulous" security officials who "allow fans without valid tickets to enter venues, as well as individuals who buy tickets wholesale and then resell them at higher prices" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 7/9).
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