Wits raise ticket price for Al Ahly Champions League match

Wits raise ticket price for Al Ahly Champions League match
Al Ahly's player Amr Gamal (R) in action against Bidvest Wits player Thulani Hlatshwayo (L) during the African Champions League (CAF) match

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Mar 17, 2017. 09:30

Reports indicate that Bidvest Wits have raised their ticket prices for the CAF Champions League second leg match against Al Ahly.

The Clever Boys are set to welcome the Egyptian giants this weekend for their return leg of the first round match.

Gavin Hunt's men succumbed to a 1-0 loss in Cairo last Saturday and it is reported that a ticket will cost R100 for the game on Sunday.

The Sowetan website has it that the club's move to considerably increase prices comes two weeks after soccer fans complained when Kaizer Chiefs hiked ticket prices to their Soweto derby clash against Orlando Pirates from the usual R40 to R70.


“Registered club supporters and Wits University students will be exempted from the R100 charge at the gate and we are charging what we believe is a reasonable price for an official Caf match‚" club CEO Jose Ferreira said.

"During PSL matches‚ our registered fans and Wits students get a reduced price at the game and sometimes they don’t pay at all depending on the nature of the game.

"When we played against Saint-Louisienne in Reunion during the preliminary stages‚ they charged six Euros at the gate which is more than R80.”

The South African Absa Premiership side will hope to bag a win against the Red Devils and ensure they reach the group stages.

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