The National Sports Authority has issued a ‘Stop Work’ order on the Ghana Football Association’s planned E-Ticking program for the Ghana Premier league
According to the Authority, the Football Association and clubs that use the state’s facilities will not he allowed to issue any other ticketing system other than what is currently in existence.
The NSA claims it is on the verge of getting onto the Ghana government’s online payment platform, which will see all Sporting Associations hooked onto.
Below is the statement from the NSA
‘The National Sports Authority wishes to caution all clubs and sporting associations/ federations to desist from establishing their own digital platforms for revenue collections associated with sporting activities within stadia belonging to the State and under the management of the Authority.
The Ministry of Finance with the support of the Office of Vice President I-I.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has introduced a digital platform (GHANA.GOV) for all Government Agencies and Departments for online services and revenue collection. The National Sports Authority will be onboarded to this platform by mid-November 2021, and this shall serve as the only online system upon which all financial transactions including tickets to stadium matches would be performed.
It must, therefore, be noted that until the new governments’ online revenue system for the Authority is rolled out, the existing process of delivering all match tickets to the stores of NSA before distribution for sales still exists.
In the case of sale of advance tickets, a prior approval should be sought from the NSA.’