Celebs put the glam on hold
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.