Tickets for Zambia vs Guinea game under 20 Opening game have been sold out. This is according to the statement released to the media by Football Association of Zambia. According to the statement, FAZ has decided decided to reduce the numberof tickets sold to an individual to 5 tickets per person in subsequent games due to the fact that people are using this as a way of buying and reselling.
Below is the full statement from FAZ
PRESS STATEMENT (For Immediate Release)
Football House, Lusaka
25th February, 2017
AFCON under 20 ticket sales
The Football Association of Zambia –FAZ- is very happy with the ticket sales for the Total U 20 Africa Cup to be hosted by Zambia.
There were numerous concerns on lack of publicity around the tournament from a cross section of society.
These concerns have clearly been overshadowed by complete sale of the Zambia vs Guinea game. This clearly shows that people were well informed and were eager to watch the Zambian game live.
FAZ would also like to take this opportunity to inform the members of the general public that ticket sales for the Zambia vs Guinea game have all been sold out.
We are also aware that there are fans who have been buying tickets in BULK. We are had given a chance to our fans to be able to get a maximum of 01 tickets. However, we have decided to reduce this number to 5 tickets per person due to the fact that people are using this as a way of buying and resalling.
The Football Association of Zambia wishes to advise soccer fans to buy tickets for other fixtures. We are aware that there are some fans who are disappointed that they could not buy tickets for the opening game between Zambia and Guinea.
We wish to advise them to buy tickets for all other matches in advance.
The overwhelming turn happy with the overwhelming support from members of the public ahead of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup to be hosted by Zambia.
Accreditation and ticket purchases across designated places is going smoothly.
FAZ wishes to caution members of the public that as they troop to the stadium to enjoy the matches they should not at any time be in their political regalia.
It should be noted that this is a CAF event and everything around the tournament must be strictly in adherence of CAF/FIFA rules and Statutes.
FAZ also wishes to appeal to members of the public to maintain peace and order during and after the U20 AFCON tournament.
Zambia will be under the spotlight from CAF/FIFA and also to the outside world and our potential to host future tournaments hinges on how we conduct ourselves during and after the tournament.
The Football Association of Zambia is appealing to all football loving supporters to show exemplary behaviour and present the best image to both CAF and Fifa and also to foreign visitors coming to watch the tournament.
We also wish to appeal to our fans to turn up in large number and support the junior Chipolopolo boys.
For and on behalf of:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA