Mogamisi named MTN8 Last Fan Standing
Joy and jubilation as the Milnerton, Western Cape, resident pockets R1 million and an overseas tour to see 8 top football derbies in the world
As the MTN8 Wafa Wafa tournament came to an enthralling end with a classic finale between arch-rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, the winning team were not the only ones who went home with a big money bag in tow. Tumoetsile Mogamisi, an accountant by trade which should make is easy to count his winnings, was crowned the 2011 MTN8 Last Fan Standing on Saturday night after outsmarting his seven counterparts in a football trivia that decided who walked away with R1 million in cash and overseas trip to watch 8 top football derbies in the world – all part of the MTN8 Last Fan Standing competition.
MTN8 set a precedent when it launched the Last Fan Standing (LFS) competition in 2009 that has since become a favourite amongst South African football fans. In its inception, Thulani Ngcobo won the ultimate prize to watch all 38 2010 Fifa World Cup matches and set a new Guinness World Record in the process, for the most World Cup matches attended by a football fan.. The 2010 Last Fan Standing winner, Malose Kutumela, then won an eight-day all expenses paid trip to watch Manchester United in Europe. Kutumela also had the backstage privilege of watching the Red Devils train and had the opportunity to mingle with the players one-on-one.
“MTN8 is about the fans, the passion and love for the beautiful game,” says Desiree Pooe, Senior Manager: Sponsorship and Events at MTN SA. “MTN congratulates Mogamisi on becoming this season’s Last Fan Standing and looks forward to hosting him on an unforgettable international tour to eight of the biggest football derbies in the world.”
The journey to becoming the Last Fan Standing began when Mogamisi opted-in to enter the MTN8 Last Fan Standing competition by dialling *186*8# and then recharging with a R10 MTN voucher. Mogamisi was part of the eight finalists that were randomly drawn each week from 15 August until 05 September. The finalists then wrote a football trivia quiz to determine who this year’s winner would be.
“In line with the theme of MTN8 Wafa Wafa, it is all about winner-takes-all,” notes Desiree. “However, the seven finalists who did not become the next Last Fan Standing each received R80 000 as part of being one of the finalists.”
“I’m so excited, really I have no words to express my joy,” said an emotional Mogamisi. “I can’t wait to tour the countries and watch other football derbies. Thank you MTN, this is awesome.”
Pooe says “MTN extends a special thank you to all the supporters that came in large numbers to watch the matches and support the MTN8 tournament. We would like also like to thank the hundreds and thousands of fans that entered the MTN8 Last Fan Standing competition. We look forward to yet another breathtaking Wafa Wafa tournament in 2012.