MOJALEFA Mofokeng from the sprawling township of Soweto successfully outsmarted his counterparts in a football and general knowledge quiz to walk away with the crown of the 2014 MTN8 Last Fan Standing, which carries the life-changing prize of a cool R1 million in cash as well as a trip to watch the Best of Europe in May 2015.
It was at half time of the sold-out 2014 MTN8 Wafa Wafa final between Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night that the 24-year old’s dreams became a reality as he was announced the winner in front of a packed stadium.
“I cannot begin to describe the incredible feeling and emotion that I felt when the MC announced my name at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Being on the pitch, where two of the country’s biggest teams were slugging it out was also unforgettable and words cannot begin to describe how winning this prize will change my life” added an elated Mofokeng.
Mofokeng’s journey to becoming the 2014 Last Fan Standing began when he opted-in to enter the MTN8 Last Fan Standing competition by dialing *130*2# and then recharging with R10 or more. He was then part of the eight finalists that were randomly drawn each week over an eight-week period during the 2014 Wafa Wafa tournament. The finalists participated in a football and general knowledge trivia quiz on the eve of the 2014 MTN Final in Durban, to determine the 2014 winner.
“MTN8 is about the fans, the love for the beautiful game and connecting these fans to their passion for football. We thank all the MTN customers who participated and we congratulate those who won various prizes in the R8 million prize pool distributed to customers during the tournament. We also thank the supporters that came in large numbers to watch the matches and support the MTN8 tournament countrywide and we are looking forward to another fiercely contested MTN8 Wafa Wafa tournament in 2015,” Annetts concluded.
The MTN8 Last Fan Standing competition now in its 6th year has become a firm favourite amongst South African football fans. A brief look back shows the life-changing prizes and experiences, which MTN has afforded the winners over the years.
Since its inception year in 2009, Thulani Ngcobo won the ultimate prize to watch 38 matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and in the process setting a Guinness World Record for the most World Cup matches attended by a football fan.
For any Red Devils fan, like Malose Kutumela, the 2010 Last Fan Standing winner, the ultimate dream came true when he won an eight-day all expenses paid trip to watch the Manchester United derby at Old Trafford with a personalized tour of the stadium by former Manchester United player, Quinton Fortune.
In 2011, Tumo Mogamisi won himself an all-expenses paid trip to watch 8 of the best football derbies around the world which included amongst others, the Old Firm in Scotland (Celtic vs Rangers) and the Milan derby (AC Milan vs Inter Milan).
2012 saw 21-year old Sithembile Ubisi’s life change for the better when he was crowned the 4th Last Fan Standing winner and purchased a house for his mother from his R1 million cash prize, apart from the once-in-a-lifetime trip to watch the El Clasico in Spain.
Last year Madimetsa Manyediwane won himself the ultimate football fan’s prize, an unforgettable all expenses paid trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as well as the R1 million cash prize.