The Wafa Wafa tournament is contested by clubs that finished inside the top eight bracket during the 2018/19 Absa Premiership league season. The winning club receives the coveted R8 million prize, while the runner-up and other six clubs get the same participation fee, of R800 000.
Of the teams competing in this year’s tournament, only Orlando Pirates has won it twice, three teams have won it once, namely Cape Town City, SuperSport United, and Bidvest Wits. The remainder of the teams, Polokwane City, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bloemfontein Celtic and Highlands Park have never lifted the prized WAFA WAFA trophy.
“The partnership between MTN and PSL has always been about innovation and pushing the envelope for the benefit of the most important stakeholder – the supporter. Through fan engagement initiatives, we have seen a relationship between the two parties that has grown stronger and yielded rewards for both brands. Not only is this competition well supported by the supporters, it is also a commercial success for MTN. The start to the 2019/20 season has shown that we are in for an exciting season of football and we look forward to a thrilling 2019 MTN8 edition.” siad PSL’s Professor Ronnie Schloss
Fans ARE the game and without them the MTN8 would not exist. MTN8 has kept all the elements that have become synonymous with the success of the tournament and have also introduced new and exciting elements to improve the fan’s interaction with the tournament, during the Wafa Wafa period.
“At MTN, we live by our “#WeGotU” promise to our customers because we know how important our customers are to us and how important the fans are to the game. This year’s campaign invites fans to “OWN YOUR GAME”, which gives fans the opportunity to be a part of tournament decisions as the series of matches unfolds, giving fans the power of choice.” said Mapula Bodibe, Executive Consumer at MTN
However, it doesn’t end there – MTN has introduced several elements in this year’s tournament where fans “OWN THE GAME” by giving the Power of Choice and control back to the fans. These elements include:
- The Power to “Choose Your Man of The Match (MOM)”
- The Power to “Choose Your Moments of Brilliance (MOB)”
- The Power to “Choose Your Prizes to be Won”
- The Power to “Choose Your MTN Fantasy Team” as well as
- The Power to “Choose Your Favourite Legends”.