Stars launch debit card

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Loyalists of Free State Stars will benefit from a new supporters' debit card, which was launched in Phuthaditjhaba on Tuesday.

Ea lla Koto launched the card, which will cost R99, in partnership with Dunns stores.

The card will be available at the company's stores nationwide.

Louis "Sprinter" Tshakoane, Stars' spokesman, said members will be able to deposit money into their cards, which can be used at any bank.

He said they will use their cards to pay their accounts and will also have access to all point-of-sale devices and ATMs.

"There will be no monthly banking fees charged but members will be charged very little per transaction," Tshakoane explained.

The former Kaizer Chiefs mouthpiece added: "Supporters can use the card to purchase air-time for their cellphones and electricity vouchers.

"The cards will also give members six months' free insurance for accidents.

"There will be preferential negotiated rates on all professional services and supplies for members.

Ray Lange, the stores' operations director, said: "We are happy to be in partnership with Free State Stars and are looking forward to building a strong membership base.

"We are going to be hand-in-hand with Stars when they climb the ranks and become number one [in the game of football]."