Legendary former Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi tips an underdog to win the 2018/19 MTN8 Wafa Wafa, which kicks off on Saturday.
Eight teams – Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stars, Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United, Maritzburg United and Cape Town City – battle it out for the ultimate prize.
The tournament gets underway with a tie between Mamelodi Sundowns and Golden Arrows on Saturday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.
“I predict that a small team will surprise fans and win the 2018/19 edition of the MTN8 tournament,” said Lekgwathi.
The two-time MTN8 winner, Lekgwathi, promised fans fireworks ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.
“It’s going to be a competitive tournament which the participating clubs will use to gauge their readiness for the new season. Again, there’s a lot at stake and all the eight clubs would want to win the R8million prize money,” said the former Bucs defender.
He said his MTN8 ambassadorial role gives him the rare opportunity to impart his football skills and knowledge.
“As an MTN8 ambassador, I had the opportunity to travel all over the country last year, doing coaching clinics, something I enjoy doing,” he added.
Lekgwathi is convinced his former club, Orlando Pirates, will put up a strong challenge this time around after missing last season’s edition.
He said football fans and MTN customers stand a chance to win their share of the R8million prize.
“Football fans and MTN customers stand a chance to win their share of the R8million worth of prizes or become the Last Fan Standing. To win, they need to dial *130*8# to opt in and recharge with R10 or more during the tournament,” Lekgwathi said.
Article by Nicholas Munzhedzi