JOHN Mark Mwanika was the lucky winner of the final ticket for the 2010 soccer World Cup due in South Africa as the MTN Fever2010 promotion concluded in Soroti on Saturday.
Mwanika, a Tororo-based social worker, joined Grace Mwanje, Adam Ntanda, Joseph Ito and Edward Kaddugala who won their tickets earlier for the life time trip.
On top of earning return air tickets to watch soccerâ€™s biggest show, the five winners will each get a visa card credited with $10,000 (sh19m).
During their 10-day stay in South Africa, they will choose which four matches to watch.
According to Patrick Adiima, the MTN eastern region manager, a bigger promotion for the World Cup will be announced in Kampala soon.
â€œIt will be all inclusive. What we want is for everyone to be part of the World Cup,â€ Adiima explained.
â€œIt is the greatest soccer event and it is coming to Africa for the first time. We want to live it," said Adiima.
Other people who were not fortune to win tickets to the World Cup, got airtime and other goodies in the six month promotion courtesy of MTN.
* The first winner of the MTN Kampala International marathon Joseph Nsubuga will be chasing not only last yearâ€™s champion Francis Musani but also one of Tanzaniaâ€™s top runners Andrew Silvin.
Silvin has confirmed entry in the annual event slated for November 22.
Mwanika receives free ticket for soccer World Cup