Bayelsa United Faces Backlash as Management Introduces Ticket Sales for NPFL Matches

Bayelsa United Faces Criticism for Introducing Ticket Sales for NPFL Matches

A storm has brewed in the footballing heartland of Bayelsa United as the club’s management announced the introduction of ticket sales for NPFL matches for the first time this season.

Bayelsa United Faces Criticism for Introducing Ticket Sales for NPFL Matches

The decision, effective from their Match Day 18 encounter against Bendel Insurance at the Samson Siasia Stadium, has sparked debate and discontent among the club’s passionate fanbase, Footballrover reports.

Tickets, priced at N1,000 for VIPs and N500 for regular stands, will be available for purchase at the stadium entrance beginning Monday, January 15th.

However, the move has not resonated well with many supporters, who have taken to the club’s social media page to express their disapproval.

Expressing concerns about the timing, Nengi Martins acknowledged supporting ticket sales but emphasised that given the club’s poor form, selling tickets now might drastically reduce home fan turnout, affecting the game’s atmosphere.

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Timothy Gbapre expressed doubt about motivating fans to pay for tickets, suggesting that playing like Chelsea may result in heartbreak.Bayelsa United Faces Backlash as Management Introduces Ticket Sales for NPFL Matches

Izibeya Odede emphasised that not winning matches makes it challenging to encourage someone to pay, highlighting the link between winning matches and fan support.

Bobo Lucky Kieboye stated that the club should disclose the amount at which Robert Mizo was sold, expressing concern about the transformation of our club into a one-man show.Bayelsa United Faces Backlash as Management Introduces Ticket Sales for NPFL Matches

The design sensibilities of the club also came under fire, with Jonathan David urging the management to hire a graphic designer and stop this show of shame.

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Bayelsa United vs Bendel Insurance graphics design

Egberis Marvellous summed up the frustration of many fans, asking bluntly, Who wants to pay to watch the “rubbish” the club has been playing?

With Bayelsa United currently languishing near the bottom of the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) table, one can understand the reason for the backlash.

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