Crowd pullers Big Bullets continue to dominate the TNM Sapota Mapeto SMS promotion and have earned K1.47 million in the first month while their rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have kept up their bridesmaid tag on second position, earning K991 445.
This was revealed during the first draw of the current season held in Blantyre on Tuesday that saw Nomads’ Namadzi-based fan Rodrick Makawa winning the grand weekly prize of K200 000 ($400).
Bullets amassed 39 023 hits while the Nomads had 26 688. Silver Strikers were third with 3 150 hits which earned them K118 440 ($237). With only 54 hits, Red Lions FC were the least earner with a K725 ($1.45) revenue.
TNM’s new marketing head Webster Mbekeani said the 2015 season has brought new things to woo football fans to participate in the promotion, thereby supporting their teams.
“One such development is supporters’ engagement initiative through which TNM is engaging supporters to get them to know more about Sapota Mapeto and fully embrace the concept. We have so far interacted with Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers supporters and we will reach out to the rest of the teams,” he said.
There were also other prizes such as Y221 handsets, TNM airtime worth K5 000 ($1)1 each for five participants, K2 500 ($5) worth airtime worth K2 500 each for 10 participants and five Flames replica jerseys.
In an interview from Namadzi yesterday, winner of the weekly grand prize Makawa, said: “I have won K200 000? Is that true?. It’s news to me. I am very excited.”