Celebs put the glam on hold

CityPress - - News - RE­ABETSWE MASHIGO re­abetswe.mashigo@city­press.co.za

The MTN8 launch was a laid-back af­fair at The Venue in Mel­rose Arch, but while the venue was dressed up for a night of glitz, the celebs who at­tended didn’t man­age to bring the glam fac­tor with them.

Cock­tail snacks were the or­der of the day, but there were too few of them for the crowd. How­ever, the cell­phone com­pany made sure the drinks were flow­ing by pro­vid­ing an open bar ser­vice.

Soul singer Naima Kay gave us an un­der­whelm­ing per­for­mance.

She was dressed for a day out at the shops in her high-waisted light­blue jeans, pale blouse and black, high-heeled sneak­ers.

It was not the best out­fit she’s ever worn for a per­for­mance.

The au­di­ence was pep­pered with soc­cer roy­alty. They in­cluded Steve Kom­phela, Gavin Hunt and Roger De Sa, who looked dash­ing, un­like his col­leagues. For Kom­phela, the event was some­thing of a com­ing-out party af­ter his ap­point­ment as Kaizer Chiefs’ new­est coach.

At the launch, new Premier Soc­cer League boss Brand de Vil­liers an­nounced that this year, eight lucky fans would stand a chance to win a R1 mil­lion prize.

This is the first time MTN has given away this amount in prize money to soc­cer fans.

Kaizer Chiefs as­sis­tant coach Doc­tor Khu­malo was in at­ten­dance as was soc­cer leg­end Jabu Pule.

Pi­rates vet­eran Jerry Sikhosana also made an ap­pear­ance on the yel­low car­pet.

At the MTN8 quar­ter­fi­nals on Tues­day, Or­lando Pi­rates will be look­ing to sink Ajax Cape Town and Wits will try to out­smart Su­perS­port United.

On Wed­nes­day, Mamelodi Sun­downs will square up against Bloem­fontein Celtic, and Kaizer Chiefs will lock horns with Mar­itzburg United.

The fi­nal kicks off on Au­gust 4.

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