Fans To Pay Only $2 To Watch Warriors

This is less than what Zimbabwean football fans pay to watch Castle Lager Premier Soccer League action even those matches involving lowly ranked teams like Quelaton and Blue Rangers where fans pay $3.

The low gate charge has forced a huge crowd of Angolan fans to buy tickets to watch their team in action against the Warriors in make –or-break encounter for the two teams.

Even some of the prestigious seats at the November 11 Stadium are going for $5 as the Angolan Football Federation seeks to attract a bumper crowd to rally behind their team.

The team that wins the two legged tie qualifies for the Nation Cup finals to be held in South Africa in January and Zimbabwe already lead the Angolans 3-1 following their win at Rufaro Stadium on September 9.

Surprisingly, the Zimbabwe Football Association has set $10 as the minimum charge Zimbabwean football fans have to pay to watch the Warriors when they play at home, $8 less than what Angola is charging.

This, though, proved a disaster as most of the fans decided to stay at home when the Warriors played Angola in the first leg.

Ironically, the Nations Cup finals themselves in South Africa will be costing R50 which is about $5, even if it means watching such top teams packed with international stars like the Ivory Coast.