"Ngcobo 2010" Will Try Set New World Record
“Ngcobo 2010” will attempt to watch 38 games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Thulani Ngcobo, nicknamed “Ngcobo 2010” is the lucky winner of the MTN Last Fan Standing competition which will see him attempt to watch 38 games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
The Last Fan Standing competition was the incredible consumer competition for the MTN8. The purpose of the competition was to give the ultimate South African football fan the most incredible football experience ever seen.
The all expenses paid prize will also give “Ngcobo 2010” the chance to try and break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most matches attended at a FIFA World Cup™ by an individual’.
The Last Fan Standing competition saw eight finalists selected over the MTN8 tournament period. The eight football fans then squared-off in a 40 question multiple choice football trivia test.
‘Ngcobo 2010’ was announced as the winner during half time at the MTN8 final live on SABC on the 24th October 2009.
His prize is a record-breaking attempt to watch 38 live matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ which includes the following:
o Match tickets to 38 2010 FIFA World Cup games with all expenses paid
o All 10 stadiums, 8 groups and at least 30 of the competing teams
o 28 pool games (including opening game), four Round of 16, two Quarter Finals, two Semi Finals, third and fourth place and of course, the Final
o Over 17,000 km’s of travel
o Over 3, 400 minutes of live FIFA World Cup™ football
‘Ngcobo 2010’ background:
Ngcobo 2010 was born was born in Temba (Hammanskraal) in 1980 and has been an avid football fan as long as he can remember, claiming “my other home is the stadium”.
Before winning the Last Fan Standing competition he said: “It's my dream to attend all the 2010 FIFA World Cup games as I'm nicknamed ‘Ngcobo2010”.
He says he has been an avid supporter of the national team, trying to physically attend almost every Bafana Bafana home game and definitely watches all their away games on TV. As for his local team, he has attended over 90% of all Kaizer Chiefs games (home and away) since the age of eight.
Name: Thulani Ngcobo
Nickname: Ngcobo 2010
Home town/city: Soshanguve, Tshwane
Occupation: Asset Controller (Supply Chain Practitioner) for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
Favourite local team: Kaizer Chiefs
Favourite players: Ryan Giggs, Lionel Messi, Kaka, Christiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Michael Essien Simphiwe Tshabalala and Steven Pienaar
Best football memory: Watching (attending) all Bafana Bafana games during the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and also watching the last Soweto derby held at Soccer City where Chiefs got a late equaliser through Shaun Bartlett – the game ended 1-1.
Ngcobo 2010’s record breaking World Cup schedule:
|No.||Date||Kick off||Match no.||Venue|
|1||11 June 2010||16:00||1||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|2||12 June||13:30||3||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|3||12 June||20:30||5||Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg|
|4||13 June||13:30||6||Peter Mokaba, Polokwane|
|5||13 June||20:30||8||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|6||14 June||13:30||9||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|7||14 June||20:30||11||Green Point, Cape Town|
|8||15 June||13:30||12||Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg|
|9||15 June||20:30||14||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|16 June||13:30||15||Mbombela, Nelspruit|
|11||16 June||20:30||17||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|12||17 June||13:30||18||Peter Mokaba, Polokwane|
|13||17 June||20:30||20||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|14||18 June||13:30||21||Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth|
|15||18 June||20:30||23||Green Point, Cape Town|
|16||19 June||13:30||24||Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg|
|17||19 June||20:30||26||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|18||20 June||13:30||27||Free State, Bloemfontein|
|19||20 June||20:30||29||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|20||21 June||13:30||30||Green Point, Cape Town|
|21||21 June||20:30||32||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|22||22 June||16:00||33||Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg|
|23||23 June||16:00||38||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|24||23 June||20:30||39||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|25||24 June||16:00||41||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|26||24 June||20:30||43||Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg|
|27||25 June||16:00||46||Mbombela, Nelspruit|
|28||25 June||20:30||47||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|29||26 June||20:30||50||Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg|
|30||27 June||20:30||52||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|31||28 June||20:30||54||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|32||29 June||16:00||55||Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria|
|33||2 July||20:30||58||Soccer City, Johannesburg|
|34||3 July||20:30||60||Ellis Park, Johannesburg|
|35||6 July||20:30||61||Green Point, Cape Town|
|36||7 July||20:30||62||Durban Stadium, Durban|
|37||10 July||20:30||63||Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth|
|38||11 July||20:30||64||Soccer City, Johannesburg|