|The Hollywoodbets Ultimate Fan Trip 2016 winners. From left: Simon (Soweto), Olebogeng (Kathu), Johanna (HW Limpopo), Zakhele (Empangeni), Philani (PMB), Luvuyo (Springs) Sanele (Hollywood), Eugene (Hollywood)|
The Hollywoodbets Ultimate Fan Trip 2016 winners' dreams became a reality, as they embarked on their journey to England on Friday 15th January, to attend the massive match between Liverpool and Man United at Anfield.
The team touched down in Heathrow, London on Saturday 16th January, before catching a connecting flight to Manchester. From there they caught a shuttle to Liverpool and arrived at the Holiday Inn Express. After settling down, the team explored the Liverpool area, visiting the Albert Dock among other places.
Sunday 17th January was game day, and the team made their way to Anfield early to collect their match tickets and merchandise. Our lucky winners were given hospitality tickets which meant everyone enjoyed a few drinks at the Reds Bar before the game! Eventually it was time for kickoff, and with the team sitting four rows from the pitch, they got to witness the likes of Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, Jordan Henderson, Kolo Toure, James Milner, Chris Smalling and Ashley Young live in the flesh!
Eventually it was a cracking goal from Wayne Rooney in the 78th minute that settled a win for the visitors, with Man United beating Liverpool 1-0! Six of the eight winners in the group were Man United supporters, and were very pleased with the result, while the other two having to drown their sorrows.
The competition winners leave England on Monday 18th January, and arrive back in South Africa on Tuesday 19th Janaury. This whole trip and competition was compliments of Hollywoodbets.mobi and cell phone betting - where winners are made! Check out all the photos from the trip below, or on social media with the hashtag #UltimateFanTrip2016! Get to know our winners by clicking here!
|The Hollywoodbets Hotties were at OR Tambo International to see our Ultimate Fan Trip winners off.|
|The Hollywoodbets team with all our winners at OR Tambo International in Johannesburg|
|Jerry "Legs of Thunder" Sikhosana was also in attendance to see off our Ultimate Fan Trip winners!|
|Hollywoodbets Ultimate Fan Trip winners Zakhele and Philani share a selfie on their first ever airplane flight|
|Our Hollywoodbets Ultimate Fan Trip winners celebrate on their arrival at their hotel in Liverpool|
|Philani and Olebegong check out the odds at a local betting shop for the big Liverpool vs Man United match|
|The team share a pint and a buger at The Pumphouse, Albert Dock in Liverpool|
|The Ultimate Fan Trip winners with their match scarfs for the big Liverpool vs Man United game at Anfield.|
|Our winners managed to bump into an Orlando Pirates supporter in the middle of Liverpool!|
|South Africans galore! Our team poses with another tour group from SA on their way to Anfield|
|THIS IS ANFIELD! The team has arrived at the iconic stadium! The dream is now a reality!|
|Confirmation as the tickets are picked up for the Liverpool vs Man United match at Anfield.|
|The team at the Reds Bar inside Anfield stadium.|
|View from the seats at Anfield - Liverpool vs Man United|
|Our Ultimate Fan Trip winners pose with a South African flag inside Anfield stadium|
|Some of the football action between Liverpool and Man United at Anfield.|
|The team shares a selfie to mark the occasion - Liverpool vs Man United LIVE at Anfield|