Zimbabwe’s Premier Soccer League (PSL), the top tier of professional football in the country, is to trial a mobile ticketing system for the first time this weekend.

The pilot for e-ticketing will take place at Sunday’s match between the Highlanders and Dynamos at the 25,000-capacity Barbourfields Stadium.

The e-ticketing method is only available for customer on the Econet mobile network, though the league said plans to expand are underway.

Fans can purchase tickets by dialling a USSD code, after which they can select the game they want to attend and the number of tickets they are looking to buy.

Once the payment is made, a confirmation message with a unique ticket ID and match details will be sent to the fan. The tickets will be validated and verified at the stadium using the code.

Kudzai Bare, PSL communications and media liaison officer, said: “The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League is pleased to announce an electronic ticketing system that will see football fans purchasing advance match tickets through their mobile phones from anywhere around the country.

“The system is accessible anytime for scheduled matches, improves matchday planning and is designed to enhance the overall customer convenience and experience for our football matches.”

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