Almost half the capacity of the Baba Yara stadium, the venue for the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria has been sold online, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The e-ticket sale for the match has since been implemented, and in a Facebook post Thursday morning, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced the “remarkable success” of the initiative, and also acknowledged the role of Dr Bawumia in getting it successfully implemented.
“With less than 48 hours to kick-off for the much-awaited encounter between the Black Stars and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, we are happy to announce that our novel e-ticket sales, initiated by the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has so far registered nearly 20,000 tickets which is half the capacity of the Baba Yara Stadium,” the Ministry of Youth and Sports wrote.
“Considering that this is the first time we are using this technology, we are quite impressed by the remarkable patronage and success of the initiative. We thank the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for initiating this drive and pushing all stakeholders to make it possible for this crucial World Cup playoff with Nigeria.”
“Indeed, we are getting into a new era where the scramble for tickets at stadium gates will be a thing of the past. It is Digi-time and it is time for convenience. Thank you, Mr. Vice President and all our partners.”
Ghana – Nigeria World Cup playoff: About 20k tickets online
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who initiated the idea to digitise the sale of football match tickets, starting March 25, has been lauded by the Sports Ministry.
He hinted at a National Assay Laboratory that e-tickets would be sold for the Ghana versus Nigeria first leg play-off, following a series of discussions between his office and the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Authority.