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Ghana goes digital in sale of match ticket

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As the clock ticks down to next Friday when the Super Eagles of Nigeria resume the quest for their seventh World Cup appearance, facing Ghana’s Black Stars, the Ghanaians have gone digital in the ticketing for the encounter.

The government, through the National Sports Authority, has launched a short code through which fans can purchase tickets for the match  in Kumasi.

The mobile platform for fans to purchase their e-tickets for the game is through a USSD short code (*711#).

The USSD short code reportedly works on all networks, presumably in Ghana and will be operational from Monday March 21, 2022.

The short code allows fans to pay for the tickets using Mobile Money, after which a unique code will then be generated for the user, which they can present on the day of the game for access to the stadium.

Fans can purchase tickets for themselves or other fans who do not have mobile phones but wish to purchase tickets for the game.

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Fans can dial the USSD code *711# with option 1 enabling fans to buy tickets for themselves. Option 2 making it possible to buy for other.

There are options to select the type of ticket one is purchasing. The purchaser must then fill out personal information detail to complete the process.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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