Kireka bettor wins Shs175 million off 1k stake
Kun Aguero's controversial late goal helps punter to Shs175 million from a stake of just Shs1,000
SPORT | South Wales was all gloomy and jilted by Sergio Aguero’s late winner form an offside position and the controversial penalty Sterling had won earlier, but in Kireka, Kampala, punter was living his life’s biggest dream.
Trailing by 2-0 at first half, it looked like Manchester City had lost the FA Cup quarter final to Swansea City. Not only City’s fans were going through a rough moment at that time, but even the winner of Shs175 million until salvation through Bernardo Silva (69’), Nodfeldt 78’ minute goal but most of all Sergio Aguero’s 88’ jaw-dropping header.
As the Citizens madly celebrated this magical goal, our own Ugandan was double-celebrating for having landed a huge win of Shs175 million.
This was win was very important because out of all the 41 matches that this winner selected, only Manchester City’s away win was remaining, and indeed it came, just at the right time.
“Saturday night is a night I will never forget because I consider it the turning moment in my life. I selected many matches with relatively safe odds. I place this ticket way back in February. All my selections have been winning until one remained, which won that night in a magical style,” said the lucky winner Moses Mure, a resident of Kireka in Wakiso District.
The money was handed over to Mure by Fortebet’s Joan Lumu at the head office in Kololo on Monday.
“Many people still believe vetting is for thieves and not real. I am a good example to prove that it is real. You just need to keep trying and do some simple research on the teams that you place. Your day will certainly come,” he noted.
“I am going to use this money into my car business. I am a businessman who deals in used cars. So, this is a very big boost to my business that had of recent slowed down.”
Lumu said: “On behalf of the entire Fortebet team, I congratulate you upon winning this big money. There is no doubt, we pay all winners instantly, however big the amount is. The money for paying every winner is always ready and available.”
This ticket carried a total odd of 206,642.58 and, from Shs1000, generated Shs175,646,194.