The Organizing Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations announced on Sunday that audiences must first obtain a fan ID card in order to book tickets for any match in the upcoming tournament hosted by Egypt, which runs from 21 June until 19 July.
The committee has set standards to attend matches by allowing each fan to get five tickets per game, provided they have the fan ID, obtained through the tournament committee’s website or through sales outlets during the purchase of tickets.
Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi said that there is a high demand from the public to obtain these fan ID. He added that this same system of fan attendance would be applied during Premier League matches in the next season.
In an exclusive statement to Al-Masry Al-Youm, Sobhi said that this system was already applied at the World Cup in Russia, where fan ID cards were used to pass through the gates and electronic devices at stadiums.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm