FKF rolls out cashless payment for international games

FKF President, Nick Mwendwa, welcomes Stars players at the Osvaldo Oliviera Airport in Bissau on ...
FKF President, Nick Mwendwa, welcomes Stars players at the Osvaldo Oliviera Airport in Bissau on March 21, 2016. Stars captain, Victor Wanyama is stranded in Morocco. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Kenya Commercial Bank have partnered to introduce a cashless ticketing system to be used in international matches.

This according to the federation is aimed at curbing ticket counterfeiting and improving accountability and the system will go in use with Friday’s friendly with Sudan.

The process will be managed by KCB’s Pepea Card that will be distributed for free to be loaded with cash by anyone coming to the national team’s games.

Fans will gain access to Kenya U20 versus Sudan U20, Kenya versus Tanzania and the fifth round 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo on June 5.

“We are putting the new system in place to help curb ticket counterfeiting that has dogged international matches in recent years,’’ said FKF President Nick Mwendwa said in a press statement on Monday.

“We are going to test it in the next three international matches before fully adapting it for all international games. We hope to mitigate the issue of ticket counterfeiting and hopefully help the federation improve on gate collections,” he explained.

The card holder will be able to use it repeatedly for upcoming games and it can be collected from any KCB branch or through an official agent such as KCB Mtaani.

All a user needs to do is to load the card with cash as per the ticketing for a game, and then tap at the gate, upon where a receipt that guarantees entry to the stadium will be issued.

The cards can be loaded using M-Pesa through Paybill number 522522 accompanied by the card number or from a KCB debit card.

For the upcoming games, provisions will be such that cards and loading of tickets can be done within the periphery of the match venue.

Meanwhile, tickets for the upcoming matches against Sudan and Tanzania will retail at Kshs 200 for terraces and Kshs 500 for VIP, while the Afcon qualifier against Congo will cost Kshs 200 for the terrace and Ksh 1000 for the VIP.

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