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Stadium management defends hike in Soweto derby tickets

Some fans have raised concerns that the cost for one ticket has increased from R40 to R70.

Kaizer Chiefs supporters. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Stadium Management says soccer fans will still come out in their numbers to Saturday's Soweto Derby despite a price hike, which has sparked some concerns.

Kaizer Chiefs will be taking on rivals Orlando Pirates in a league clash.

But some fans have raised concerns that the cost for one ticket has increased from R40 to R70.

Stadium management spokesperson Sisa Majola said, “There’s a reason why people flock out to your Computicket to buy tickets and there’s a reason why this is probably one of the biggest football spectacles to the southern hemisphere. But I can give assurance that come tomorrow [Saturday], the general public will get what they are waiting for.”

LISTEN: Lux September, a soccer fan & former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Marks Maponyane talk to Radio 702's Xolani Gwala about the Soweto Derby's ticket prices.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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