SA football legends Joseph Makhanya and Njabulo Manqana with the MTN8 trophy at Vukani FM studios in Komani.Photo:THANDO MGEDEZI
TWO retired South African soccer stars, chosen from eight ambassadors for this year’s MTN8 Cup competition, visited Komani last week on Wednesday to present the coveted MTN8 Trophy.
The two legends were former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates player Joseph “Duku-Duku” Makhanya, and former Golden Arrows player Njabulo Manqana, who also played for the Orlando Pirates, before returning to KwaZulu. -Natal to play for Amazulu FC.
Other well-known football personalities involved in the MTN8 Tour this year are Sibusiso Zuma, Lucky Lekgwathi, Katlego Mphela, Fabian McCarthy, Josta Dladla and Lefa Tsutsulupa.
The aim of the nationwide tour is to promote the tournament, which features clubs that have placed in the top eight in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Seven of these clubs are guaranteed R800,000 for participation, while the winner will pocket R8 million.
This year, MTN will donate Dream Bags, which consist of football kits to schools as part of the MTN8 Legacy program, to help aspiring footballers in the communities.
In addition, as part of the MTN Goals for Charity (GFC) initiative, MTN pledges R20,000 for every goal scored during the tournament.
MTN also introduces the Last Legend Standing initiative to continue providing much needed assistance to charities. Each legend will be assigned a team to support in this year’s tournament, as well as R40,000 from Y’ello Dreams.
The stakes are high for the four remaining teams vying for the prestigious title of winner of the tournament, nicknamed Wafa Wafa.