Football Kenya Federation has introduced a cashless ticketing system to be used in matches, beginning with the Sudan friendly set for Friday.
In doing so, the federation has partnered with KCB bank using its Pepea Card to manage the process that is set to be initiated for the first time in the Sudan match, as well as the Kenya U-20 versus Sudan U-20, Kenya versus Tanzania and the fifth round 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
“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, adding; “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.”
The Pepea card will be provided for free, with the holder of the card being able to use it repeatedly for upcoming games. The card 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 Pepea 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 Mpesa 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 Sh200 for terraces and Sh500 for VIP, while the Afcon qualifier against Congo will cost Sh200 for the terrace and Sh1000 for the VIP.