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#iDiskiOpenLetter Dear PSL: FREE Tickets for Women Will Solve Poor Stadium attendance


Dear PSL Executive Committee

Dr Irvin Khoza (Chairman)
Kaizer Motaung, Kaizer Chiefs
Michael Mokoena, Free State Stars
Daniel Simelane, Mamelodi Sundowns
Mato Madlala, Golden Arrows
John Comitis, Ajax Cape Town
Stanley Matthews, SuperSport United
David Thidiela, Black Leopards

Dr Irvin Khoza (Chairman) , I hope this letter will get into your hear, its about time we transform soccer in South Africa. Sport is a family thing look an Rugby , Cricket... you will see wife and husband together with kids on the stadiums. We need to do something unusual to bring back South African football vibe we used to wittiness at the times of legendary Jomo Sono, Quinton Fortune,  Mark Fish,  Neil Tovey, Nelson "Teenage" Dladla, Steven Pienaar,  Doctor Khumalo, Lucas Radebe, Jomo Sono, Benni McCarthy, John "Shoes" Moshoeu.

We need to run a project where  all women get free entrance about five yours and see if wont improve match attendance in all teams  excluding Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. For a  example some teams only get less than 500 match attendance, if we can run this project will be able to at least get average of 10 000 of match attendance knowing that only 5000 paid full ticket price.  5000 is better than 500 in a long run this number will increased organically until women are addicted to sport and drive themselves to go to stadium .

Clubs continue to register low attendances and scanty subscriptions from fans at matches that do not involve big derbies or cup finals. Recently, 42 people were counted at a stadium in Senegal during a division one match. During a game in Accra, Ghana, 117 made the journey to the match while 29 were at a venue in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

“We prepare and come to play to honour our fixtures without expecting much from fans because they no longer come to stadiums. Our teams and the league cannot improve in this condition. It’s making life difficult for every club in Africa,” Djibril Drame, coach of Mali champions Stade Malien told recently.

South African football is facing a big problem when it comes to stadium attendance, the only games where we can finally say the fans are attending is when Orlando Pirates plays against Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Super Sport United. We as fans we always wonder what mighty be the cause of poor attendance in our games.
Here mighty be the reason....

Reasons For Poor Stadium attendance

  • Tickets are too expensive
  • Small teams don’t get a great support in our country compare to other leagues like EPL and Spanish La liga etc.
  • Most women in South Africa don’t love football it’s all about soapies to them not soccer.
  • Lack of transports for the fans to go to the stadiums, at least if they can get free transports maybe that can attract many fans to go and buy tickets.
Lets do it differently investing in our women will give great results unlike Europe.   Business magnates are not interested in acquiring football clubs in Africa in the same manner as they do in Europe and Asia, because for the most part, the leagues lack potential and are not flourishing financially.

Existing clubs struggle to earn loans from banks to invest in facilities and the purchase of players, because they may not be able to pay those amount back.

Most clubs now desperately rely on government subsidies and proceeds from the occasional sale of one or two players. Subsidies are not only insufficient, they are also not disbursed promptly.

 Do South African women real hate soccer? 


Statistics in South Africa shows that men’s dominate the country when it comes to love soccer while women enjoys to watch soapies like Generations, Isibaya, Scandals and Rhythm City etc. If there’s a midweek game whether its Orlando Pirates that plays we struggle at homes to watch games because of soapies and mans have to buy the rules from their wives to avoid the fight.


Cutting off of women on buying the tickets can improve the poor attendance in stadiums and it can put our football to the tops with the best leagues in the world.  The aim is to make the stadiums full and if a man buys a ticket then he can come or carry his girlfriend or wife to come and watch the game with one ticket. I’m begging you  PSL Executive committee approve this the stadiums will be full. We have been at stadiums with our girlfriends at times and I must say they do enjoy watching the games in stadiums unlike on the television that’s why I’m emphasizing PSL to cut off them from buying tickets and I think this strategy can attract many ladies to come to the stadiums and watch soccer games. You can imagine when you tell your wife that we will go to the stadium and you won’t pay any cent. For sure that can make them to forget about soapies .


This strategy will only happen in games where the crowd is not guaranteed to be there. In a game like Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundown’s and Super Sport United it’s always guaranteed that fans will go out there in numbers so the cutting off of women must not take place. In such games everyone who want or willing to watch it will have to pay for the tickets.  Those are the games where we witness 100 to 500 people in stadiums and that’s very poor attendance compares to England Stoke city plays against Sunderland.

In conclusion 

I will be writing series of iDiski Open Letter every Friday with a #iDiskiOpenLetter to address
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Sphamandla Ntshokotsha


Staff writter

1 comment:

  1. This strategy will work imagine taking your girl friend every-weekend to football match. The more fans in stadium the more team performance improve look at Chippa United


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