Poor Afcon marketing
I AM not sure if this letter should be addressed to either the communications department of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro or to the African Cup of Nations local organising committee, but anyhow, where on earth is the marketing of Afcon taking place in Port Elizabeth?
I have seen much advertising on Supersport’s DStv channels, but very little in the local media, or on any poles, banners, in the airport, etc. The Afcon Cup starts in nine days’ time, with the first match at our own stadium in 10 days’ time (January 20).
Whoever is responsible for marketing this great football occasion happening in Port Elizabeth is useless!
Gordon Upton, Port Elizabeth
Promote Afcon games in Bay
I APPRECIATE your article on the slow sale of the Afcon tournament tickets ("Concern over slow sale of Afcon tickets”, January 8).
This is a huge concern for a tournament of this magnitude.
It might be our tendency to buy tickets at the last minute. However I am not aware from which places to purchase tickets and what I need to bring when purchasing such.
Maybe as a media house your newspaper can run a campaign around educating or creating awareness for the public around this issue, moreover because the event is on our doorstep.
This will go a long way in marketing and promotion both in our municipality and province, and contribute towards the success of the tournament.
Sithembiso Soyaya, Port Elizabeth
Tickets not readily available
THE CAF website indicates that tickets will be available from Spar outlets, but no reference to which Spar outlets. I have been to the following Spars: Humewood, Central, Five Ways, Walmer and Summerstrand.
None of them are aware of either such an arrangement or the sale of tickets. The manager of Summerstrand Spar contacted Spar head office which confirmed tickets were available from Sunridge, Gelvandale and New Brighton Spars.
The general public don’t know where to purchase such tickets.
I have never seen such disorganisation – that means I must travel from Humewood to Sunridge to purchase tickets.
The Algoa fm website says tickets can be purchased from any Superspar. That’s incorrect. I have been to three Superspars and they don’t sell tickets.
This is very bad organisation.
J C Kruger, Port Elizabeth