Ultimate Fan Trip to Anfield - Meet the Winners!

It's time to meet our Ultimate Fan Trip winners! The recent Hollywoodbets competition rewarded five lucky Hollywoodbets customers with a trip to Anfield to watch Liverpool take on Man United LIVE! Winners were selected from those who played five soccer bets of R10 or more, as well as those who took part in the Kick Off Predictor competition, and the Hollywoodbets Refer-A-Friend promotion. The winners, who were announced in December, will depart from South Africa on Friday the 15th of January from Johannesburg, arrive in the UK on Saturday and watch the big match on Sunday afternoon! See below for some more background info on each of the winners as well as to learn more about what winning this competition means to each of them.


Philane Chamane from Pietermaritzburg was the first Ultimate Fan Trip to Anfield winner!


Philani Chamane
From: Pietermaritzburg, KZN
Occupation: Logistics worker
Age: 28
Betting with Hollywood: 8 months
Favourite bet type: Soccer

“I was ecstatic, especially since I never imagined that I could go overseas.”

“I have seen Hollywoodbets to be a big company that has helped many financially disadvantaged people, changing lives. I have seen people using their winnings to improve their lives.”

"I will be supporting Manchester United!"

Olebogeng Morubisi from Kathu, Northern Cape was the 2nd winner of the Ultimate Fan Trip to Anfield


Olebogeng Morubisi
From: Kathu, Northern Cape
Occupation: Shunter in the mine
Age: 37
Betting with Hollywood: 1 year
Favourite bet type: Soccer

“When my friend told me about this competition I just knew I had to enter. I was determined to win, so I was very happy to hear that I will be going to support Manchester United in person!”

“While I am there I will also take some time to tour London as I have always wanted to see the city. I believe this experience will enrich me personally and am very impressed with Hollywoodbets for all they are doing to reward their loyal supporters.”

"I will be supporting Manchester United!"

Luvuyo Madikane from Springs, Gauteng was the 3rd winner in the Ultimate Fan Trip competition


Luvuyo Madikane
From: Springs, Gauteng
Occupation: Sales Analyst
Age: 36
Betting with Hollywood: 5 years
Favourite bet type: Soccer

“I once received an sms about a competition, however I did not take note of it as I have never won anything from a competition before, so I have never taken them seriously.”

“I had feelings of excitement and skepticism. Given that it is January when people are broke. It was really hard to believe.”

“Travelling to the UK is one of my bucket list items. So after this trip I can definitely tick this one off.”

“I think Hollywoodbets is a great company that came up with good products for the betting community. Moreover the flexibility offered in terms of choice i.e. the ability to choose the teams one wants to play is great!”

"I will be supporting Liverpool!"

Zakhele Shandu earned his spot to Anfield by referring the most friends to Hollywoodbets!


Zakhele Shandu
From: Empangeni, KZN
Occupation: Security Guard
Age: 32
Betting with Hollywood: 2 years
Favourite bet type: Lucky numbers

"I heard about the promotion through sms’s, but my primary focus was chasing after the R20’s you got for referring friends. I enjoyed the R20’s as I was able to use them to place more bets!"

“I am always determined to win, hence my drive.”

“I was very shocked because I never thought I could go to that far.”

“I never imagined it, in fact, I will only believe it when the plane takes off, so yes, this is a dream come true!”

"I will be supporting Manchester United!"

Simon Mabasa from Soweto played the KickOff Predictor competition and won his seat on the Ultimate Fan Trip!


Simon Mabasa
From: Soweto, Gauteng
Occupation: Telkom Technician
Age: 50
Betting with Hollywood: So long that I can’t remember
Favourite bet type: Soccer

"I watch the Manchester United games with my son every week on TV. He loves them, win or lose."

“Even now, it hasn’t hit me. I still don’t believe it. I don’t know what to say.”

“It means more than the world.”

“To be honest, I didn’t think me betting with Hollywood will result in all of this. My wife and I both have Hollywood mobile accounts and we bet together, we love what Hollywoodbets offers. I just don’t know what to say about what I have won.”

"I will be supporting Manchester United!"

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