MTN8 empowers Last Fan Standing winner to bring son’s aviation dream to reality
MTN8 Last Fan Standing winner, Thulani Ngcobo’s son Thabang Mokone, may be taking you to the skies someday!
The 12-year-old’s aviation dream is well within reach, thanks to the MTN8 Last Fan Standing competition.
“I’ll forever be grateful to MTN for the Last Fan Standing initiative because it transformed my life and that of my family. Growing up, I always dreamt of being an engineer, but my dreams were shattered because I didn’t have the money to study. However, my son will have the bulk of the money he needs to do his pilot training by the time he completes his Matric,” Ngcobo says.
The staunch Kaizer Chiefs fan made it into the Guinness Book of Records in 2010 when he became the first man to watch 38 World Cup matches in a single tournament. MTN gave him R50,000 which was invested for his son’s tertiary education. The teenager is presently doing his Grade 7 at a Primary School in Atteridgeville.
The prohibitive cost of studying towards this course has thwarted many children’s dreams of flying a commercial plane as the total cost of the training is about R500,000.
“I’m happy that my son’s dream will come true. I have no bond repayment or car to pay off because MTN got me a house and car after I won the Last Fan Standing in 2010. This has made it easier for me to save up for my son’s future,” adds Ngcobo.
Mapula Bodibe, Executive for Consumer Business: MTN SA said it gave them joy to make a significant impact in the lives of faithful football fans.
“We pride ourselves in brightening lives, not only through our products, but also through our sponsorships. We’ve seen the Last Fan Standing prize transform many lives and we are glad to continue leaving a lasting impact through our properties,” concluded Bodibe.
Last season’s Last Fan Standing winner, Brian Khuzwayo, took seven of his friends to the World Cup in Russia two months ago.
“It was a massive prize, not only did I win a million, but I also shared my Russia experience with the people that are close to my heart. It also put me in a good financial position, that enabled me to pay for my niece’s university studies and allowed me to consider buying property – a decision I couldn’t have made without the money,” he said.
Fans can opt in by dialling *130*8# and recharging with R10 or more. The Last Fan Standing winner pockets a cool R1million and gets a chance to attend any football experience anywhere in the world, together with 7 friends or family. Entries to be the Last Fan Standing close at midnight on Friday, 05 October 2018 and the winner for 2018 will be announced on Monday, 15 October 2018.
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