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Monday October 28, 2013 MYT 7:41:00 PM
Monday October 28, 2013 MYT 7:42:40 PM
by k. rajan
Kelantan players celebrate after qualifying to the Malaysia Cup final. FAM will be conducting three-tiered checks during the Malaysia Cup final between Pahang and Kelantan.
PETALING JAYA: The FA of Malaysia (FAM) have admitted that counterfeit tickets are making the rounds again but they will be prepared to combat it for the Malaysia Cup final between Kelantan and Pahang at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday.
The high-profile final between the two east coast teams is expected to draw a bumper crowd as Kelantan seek to retain their title while Pahang will try to win the Malaysia Cup after a 21-year lapse.
FAM’s competition committee chairman Datuk Affendi Hamzah said they have taken several measures to curb the fake ticket menace and ensure that the match progresses without any hiccups.
“We will try our best to put a stop to this and in order to do so, we have a total of 2,155 police officers on duty during the final,” said Affendi at a press conference after the Malaysia Cup organising committee meeting at Wisma FAM on Monday.
“FAM will also station 100 officials around the stadium and with the police they will conduct three-tiered checks before fans enter the stadium,” said Affendi.
Tickets and Gates Committee chairman Datuk S. Sivasundram said that the three-tiered checks were also conducted randomly during the FA Cup in June.
“The three-tiered checks will be used to track down fake tickets and prevent supporters from smuggling in banned objects like flares and smoke bombs,” said Sivasundram.
“The tickets will be checked using ultraviolet scanners and officers will also conduct body checks on both men and women. I urge the fans to co-operate and buy the tickets from the proper channels.”
FAM have allocated a total of 30,000 tickets for both sets of fans while the remaining 15,000 tickets will be sold at the Shah Alam Stadium beginning Wednesday.
Tickets are priced at RM40 for adults and RM5 for children below 12.
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football, Malaysia Cup, Kelantan, Pahang, counterfeit, ticket, final, FAM, Football Association of Malaysia
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