There was a sense of excitement as five winning fans of the #AmakhosiFamily experience getaway met at Vodacom Head Office in Midrand, Johannesburg ready to depart for their Sun City adventure on Friday, 21 April 2017.
All thanks to Vodacom, five lucky Kaizer Chiefs fans, Leon Mbele (Diepkloof), Surprise Phapha (Meadowlands), Itumeleng Mbele (White City), Sihle Mavuso (Katlehong) and Precious Khechane (Brixton) including their family members won an unmatched weekend getaway trip to Sun City.
In March, Vodacom ran an #AmakhosiFamily campaign, affording winning Amakhosi fans exclusive experiences that created a sense of pride to being part of the Kaizer Chiefs and Vodacom Family. Throughout the campaign, fans amongst other rewards were offered an opportunity to win VIP stadium experiences and a chance to win one of five spots to the #AmakhosiFamily trip to Sun City valued at R40 000 per family.
The #AmakhosiFamily experience kicked-off with a tour to their favourite team’s training hub and home – the Kaizer Chiefs Village in Naturena.
One lucky fan, Precious Khechane from Brixton in Johannesburg said: “I cannot believe that I got to see the Kaizer Chiefs trophy cabinet and even got a glimpse of the Chairman’s office. Thank you Amakhosi for the branded jackets, golf shirts and caps; a hamper truly appreciated before heading to Sun City.”
Following their arrival at Sun City, the lucky families enjoyed all that Sun City had to offer, including a game drive at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve with the hope to spot the big five. After the wildlife experience, families moved on to the Ten Pin Bowling alley for some fun rivalry as they challenged each other to an exciting game of bowling in the hope of winning an LG Leon smartphone for each family member.
The winning family members of the bowling competition were: Itumeleng, Gloria, Mthokozisi Mbele and Kelebogile Moalusi from White City in Soweto.
One winner, Gloria Mbele who could not contain her excitement said: “I just recently lost my phone and winning this amazing cellphone could not have come at a better time – thank you Vodacom for such a beautiful prize.”
Thereafter, all the families got to explore Sun City and enjoy it as a family at their own leisure.
Rowen Gangulu, Vodacom sponsorship manager said: “Vodacom has been a proud sponsor of Kaizer Chiefs since 1998 and through campaigns such as the #AmakhosiFamily experiences, Vodacom really wants to connect and entertain fans with unmatched Vodacom experiences, like the Sun City trip.” “It is this sentiment that inspires Vodacom to connect with fans emotionally using their passion point, soccer, Gangulu added.”
Meanwhile, Itumeleng Mbhele from White City, Soweto said: “Vodacom gave me an opportunity like no other and that was a first-time experience to Sun City.”
“My family and I are grateful and we will never forget the amazing experience,” he added.
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