Kurt Okraku, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has waded into conversations surrounding the low patronage of football matches in the Ghana Premier League, stating that the low turnouts could be attributed to the introduction of the e-ticketing system.
The e-ticketing system was introduced by the National Sports Authority last year just before the 2022 World Cup playoff between Ghana and Nigeria at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Kurt Okraku told Asempa FM that he sees a lot of fans go to the stadium like Bechem, Bibiani, Dawu, and Aduana but the venues where fans are not patronizing the league are the Accra Sports Stadium and the Baba Yara sports stadium.
He is of the view that fans are not going to venues due to a lack of information on the e-ticketing system.
He added that the deployment of an electronic ticketing system has been a major problem. He believes the football people needed a lot of education before it was introduced.
Okraku said since the introduction of e-ticketing patronage of the league at the Accra Sports Stadium and Baba Yara has been low.
He also disclosed that the GFA is prepared to have a meeting with the NSA and other stakeholders to make the e-ticketing system better for fans to patronize the league.