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Ghana Premier League success with digital ticketing 

Ghana’s Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has claimed that an increase in revenue from gate proceeds at the country’s largest venue, Baba Yara Stadium, has been down to the introduction of an e-ticketing platform.

The Vice President made the comments about the 103% increase in revenue following a Ghana Premier League game between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak, where fans purchased tickets before the game online.

Ghana’s new e-ticketing platform was launched last month before the World Cup play-off qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria in Kumasi, where the Baba Yara Stadium is located.

The game between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts was watched by 15,965 spectators last weekend, with Asante Kotoko winning 1-0.

Vice President Dr Bawumia recently spoke at the launch of the National Youth Volunteers Programme in Kumasi and said: “[Sunday] Asante Kotoko played Hearts, and it was the second match where digital tickets were used, and they got the highest revenue in any match between Hearts and Kotoko.

“In fact, [Sunday], the increase in revenue was 103% above the last revenue in the last match, so I can tell you, digitisation can fight corruption.”

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