Multichoice Zambia turned a far-fetched dream of watching live the English Premier League a reality as five lucky subscribers on Friday left for England on a fully sponsored trip.
The five subscribers are today scheduled to watch the game between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium in London.
Speaking before departure at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA), a die-hard Arsenal fan Roy Sikwibele of Lusaka described the trip as a dream come true and thanked Multichoice for giving back to the community.
“I never ever thought this day could come true. This is a memorable event in my life. It is a dream come true. I am glad that MultiChoice has a heart for its clients,” he said.
Maria Edwards from Lower Zambezi district said it was an indication that MultiChoice valued their customers and was humbled that even in a remote area like where she comes from, she could be among the lucky Premium subscribers. “I want to feel the excitement and suspense right in the comfort of the stadium. When I received the email that I have won, I thought it was a joke but here I am, about to leave for UK. Thumbs up to MultiChoice,” she said.
The other three lucky subscribers include Karen Phiri of Chingola, Ilinanga Keba and Stanlely Banda of Lusaka. And ZNBC Radio 4 DSTV presenter Herbert Mutabi was also part of the entourage.
Meanwhile, MultiChoice head of sales and marketing Guntila Muleya said they were excited to give back to their loyal customers who have made it possible for their existence.
“They are the reason we exist and hence thought of giving them their dream. EPL has a large following in Zambia and I feel it’s a good gift. The five- day trip comes with US$500 spending money,” Muleya said.
He said thecurrent competition will closes on February 4 and the winners scheduled to watch live Manchester United.
The five are part of the 20 Premium subscribers that MultiChoice Zambia will randomly reward for their loyalty to the business.