FATIN & ZAFIRAH EARN HONG KONG TRIP
KUALA LUMPUR (June 23, 2012): While many of her coursemates are busy hitting the books preparing for their term examinations, diehard Arsenal FC fan Fatin Shafira was busy proving her love and passion for the club.
However, her effort was worth every bit the sacrifice when she was announced as one of the two winners of the Super Gunner Challenge 2012, a contest held in conjunction with Arsenal FC’s Far East Tour 2012.
Having been an Arsenal FC supporter since the “Invincibles” era of 2004, Fatin was teary-eyed as she received her prize from ProEvents today. The moment was all the more special for the 22-year-old as not only has she earned herself a trip to watch Arsenal FC taking on Kitchee FC in Hong Kong, it will be the first time that the Kelantan lass will be meeting her idols.
“The first time I watched Arsenal players in the flash was when they came down to play last year. Even at that time I did all I could to get my hands on the meet-and-greet passes. So when I initially learnt that I had won the contest, I was in disbelief at first. I verified a few times first before celebrating the win. I’m still in a state of shock actually,” said a notably ecstatic Fatin.
The UiTM Shah Alam student had spent one whole afternoon recording her Super Gunner Challenge entry. Fatin’s said in her 15-second video basically conveyed the message that “I’ll choose Arsenal over every other thing, anytime, any day”.
“Since the organisers announced that Arsenal will be returning this year, I had been scouring for contests to take part in. For this, my friends and I brainstormed and come up with the idea. In the end, everything was worth it,” said Fatin, adding that she would be taking her friend along to accompany her to the VIP area for the match at National Stadium Bukit Jalil on July 24th.
Meanwhile, for the other Super Gunner Challenge winner, Zafirah Zakaria, this will be her maiden trip to Hong Kong. The 24-year-old, the winner of last year’s ArsenalFC.com’s Photo of the Year, is looking forward to meet players like Mikel Arteta, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker.
“I was lucky to have met the Arsenal players last year, but at that time these players weren’t part of the team. So, I can’t wait to rub shoulders with them!” Zafirah, who hails from Bandar Baru Bangi, said.
ProEvents Group chief executive officer Julian Kam was happy with the response the Super Gunner Challenge has generated, saying that “fans realise that this offers them the greatest opportunity for them to get close to the Arsenal players”.
Released by Shekhinah PR on behalf of ProEvents.
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