Friday, 01 November 2019 08:48

Telkom has announced a series of high energy pre-match activations in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal to ensure football fans are part of the football frenzy.

AKA, DJ Tira and Igcokama Elisha are also set to electrify the Soweto derby at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday with pre-match performances.

The KwaZulu-Natal leg of the activations will take place in Kwa Mashu (Bridge Shopping Centre), Durban CBD (Workshop Mall and The Wheel Shopping Centre), Umlazi Mega Mall, Stanger (KwaDukuza Mall), Amanzimtoti (Galleria Mall), Pietermaritzburg, Phoenix, Ispingo (Ispingo Junction), Phoenix Plaza, Warick Avenue (Victoria Market Shopping Centre), Durban South Beach (Beach View Mall) and Pietermaritzburg (Midway Mall).

In Gauteng, football fans will catch the wave in Soweto at the Dobsonville Mall and Moja Café. Festivities will take place between Thursday, 31 October and Saturday, 1 November 2019 in both provinces.

Telkom is also running a nationwide competition where supporters have the chance of winning a share of R1 million in daily cash prizes every day until the last day of the tournament by predicting the score of the upcoming fixtures.

“The TKO is very much a supporters’ tournament and we’re involving them more in the game beyond cheering from the stands and couches,” said Miss Gugu Mthembu Executive Brand and Product Segment at Telkom. “The round of 16 matches kept a lot of supporters guessing on which teams would advance to the next stage with half of the matches decided by penalties. The quarterfinals are just as tricky because the games could go either way which makes for a tricky prediction for fans.”

By simply dialing *123#, purchasing a Mo’nice bundle and predicting the score, TKO fans stand a chance to win instant cash prizes every single day.

The competition is open to existing and new customers that purchase and activate a new prepaid Telkom SIM card.

Meanwhile Maritzburg United will welcome Highlands Park in the 2019 Telkom Knockout Cup quarterfinal match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday.

Kick-off is at 8:00 pm.

On Saturday, 2 November, two Soweto giants will meet in KwaZulu Natal to play against each other when Kaizer Chiefs face Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium at 3pm.

On Saturday evening, 2014 Telkom Knockout champions SuperSport United and Lamontville Golden Arrows will travel to Nelspruit to vie for a spot in the semifinals at Mbombela Stadium. Kick-off is at 8:15pm.

The last fixture of the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals will be played on Sunday, November 3, between Chippa United and 2015 Telkom Knockout champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 3pm.