Dynamos Fans Cry Foul Over Hefty Gate Charges

The popular Harare club has trebled the charges from US$3 for the match against Gaborone United of Botswana to a hefty US$10 for the Rest of the Ground, the cheapest seat for the TP Mazembe encounter.

The team’s fans feel that US$10 is just too much considering the other expenses like transport.

Most of the fans feel that this is a lot of money to fork out on a football match and worse still one involving clubs not national teams.

Even observers say they find it difficult how De Mbare could come up with such an unrealistic figure when the team needed massive support for their first game of the 2010 mini league stage of the continental tournament.

The observers say the hefty charges will only help to chase away the same supporters that De Mbare want to rally behind them to victory.

Stephen Makumbe, a hardcore Dynamos supporter, said although he would have wanted to go and support his team he felt the costs involved were prohibitive.

He said he hoped the match would be screened live on television so that he could watch it from home or with friends somewhere else.

Ernest Muzanenhyano said he found it hard to believe that after paying US$10 to watch the star studded Brazilian team in action at the National Sports Stadium, he would be aksed to fork out the same amount for a Dynamos team he watches every week for US$3.

Dynamos are understood to be using this match to raise funds to pay their players who have gone for some time without either their salaries or winning bonuses.

Critics, however, argue whether the team will be able to achieve this considering the fact that US$10 is a figure far beyond the reach of many especially when it comes to paying to watch a football game or a music concert.

Dynamos chairman Farai Munetsi could not be reached for a comment on the matter as he was said to be in a meeting.