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Roadshow to stop over in Kimberley

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Spokesperson for the MTN8 Cup competition’s outreach programme confirmed that they will swing by Kimberley for a brief meet-and-greet.

A GREATLY toned-down annual MTN8 media roadshow and trophy tour hit the Diamond City on Friday for a brief drive-by.

The tour ambassadors this time around include former Kaizer Chiefs centre-back stalwart Fabian McCarthy as well as former Bloemfontein Celtics star centre-forward Lefa Tsutsulupa. The MTN8 drive-by is part of the ongoing activation around the semi-final draw of the competition.

Spokesperson for the MTN8 Cup competition’s outreach programme Tumi Tawana confirmed that they will swing by Kimberley for a brief meet-and-greet with local media as well as members of the regional and local football associations.

Covid situation

“The tour will not have the same flavour as in past years because of the Covid situation,” she said.

One item omitted from the programme this time around is the mini football clinics and talent identification drives that the ambassadors usually execute at selected schools.

“Obviously that part is now excluded,” Tawana said.

Instead the tour will now focus on drumming up excitement for the semi-final stages of the competition.

Last weekend cup favourites Kaizer Chiefs were humbled 3-0 by rivals Orlando Pirates in the first leg played at Orlando stadium. Chiefs will now have to shake off that slump and score at least four goals to get into the final. The teams will meet again in the second leg match on Sunday at FNB stadium at 3pm.

In the other semi-final Bloem Celtic played to a 1-1 draw with the 2019 defending champions SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane. The SuperSport and Celtic decider will also take place on Sunday at 3pm at Dr Elias Molemele Stadium in Bloemfontein.

All matches are played in a bio bubble with no crowds in attendance.