Zimbabwe PSL announces partnership with EcoCash

The Premier Soccer League has announced a partnership with mobile money service Ecocash as a payment method at football stadia around Zimbabwe.

A trial of the widely used system will be done during the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter between Chicken Inn and Dynamos on Sunday 09 July 2017 at Barbourfields Stadium to enable fans easy access to the stadium. The Ecocash service will be available at Gates 4, 6 , 9, 15 and 25.

The move comes after the successful introduction of Point of Sale machines as a payment option earlier this season, a communication from the PSL reads.

The PSL Chief Executive Officer Mr Kennedy Ndebele said:

We have heeded the calls from football fans to adopt cashless payment methods and we are pleased to bring them the convenience of accessing football matches without having to wait in queues to withdraw money.

The POS system proved to be a success and it is something we are going to continue with as we look for ways to enable easy access to the stadium and improve attendance owing to the current cash shortages.

Zimbabwe is going through a crunching cash crisis that has affected some sectors over the last 18 months.