Caps United’s plan of cashing in on the famous Harare Derby could not bear required fruits as the club lost out in revenue due to poor manning of the gate
Makepekepe had hiked the gate charges to $5 for the cheapest ticket anticipating a bumper crowd.
Though it would appear the fans did come up in their numbers, most of them enjoyed a free entry capitalising on porous payment system.
In addition to thousands who turned away from the match, some entered freely using the Eco-cash system where fans were required to show a message of the payment to be admitted in the National Stadium.
After completing the eco cash transaction, people will hand over the phone to other fans to gain entry while others were forwarding the message to their fans to use to gain entry.
Though it’s still unclear how much the Green Machine made, what’s evident is they did not make as much as they should have.
It would count as a double loss as the green machine went on to lose against their biggest rivals courtesy of a double strike by Dynamos’ hit property Christian Epoupa.