Shocking gate charges for Angola match

The cheapest ticket has been pegged at $10 from $5 the fans are accustomed to paying for the national team home matches.

A ticket to the V.I.P enclosure costs $50 while the upper grand stand will cost $30.

Zifa chief executive officer, Jonathan Mashingaidze, said they were left with no option after failing to secure funding from both the government and the private sector.

Mashingaidze said the charges were arrived at after considering the direct expenses of the match which include, $50 000 for the players’ air fares from their based in Europe and South Africa.

Zifa also needs to raise a further $50 000 to cover accommodation charges for both the Warriors and Angola in addition to a further $10 000 for the match officials upkeep in the country.

Considering the importance attached to the tie, Zifa will seek a further $60 000 for the players’ bonuses to add an extra incentive for the team to go for a comfortable win, ahead of the second leg away from home.

The last time the Warriors played at home, against Burundi, they attracted a little less than 13 000 fans playing at the national sports stadium.

After their request to use the giant stadium again were turned down since the facility is going through a facelift, the match against Angola has been set for Rufaro stadium whose capacity is 35 000.

The stadium, however, is popular among fans and players.