Ezulwini- After the official closing of the MOMO Cup voting lines, 14 National First Division and 14 Premier league teams will share a whooping E260 000.
Article 4 of the MoMo Cup Rules and regulations, clearly states that all Premier League clubs that will reach 2 000 votes at the end of the voting exercise will each receive E10 000 as the participating fee at the price presentation ceremony.
The article also states that National First Division teams also stand to pocket the same amount, if they reach 1000 votes.
In the premier league only Royal Leopards and Tambankulu Callies failed to reach the target. Royal Leopards only managed to amass 173 votes whilst Tabankulu Callies 1153.
The sponsor, MTN Fintech and Premier League of Eswatini had anticipated 100 000 votes but the teams had other plans, as on the last few hours of the voting the teams jumped from a less than 100 000 votes to over 200 000 votes, which was a double from the anticipated votes.
The voting exercise in the MTN FinTech Ewsatini-sponsored MoMo Cup left the so called big three stunned as none of them were in the top three.
The country big three are Mbabane Highlanders, Mbabane Swallows and Manzini Wanderes, all the big three have failed to cast enough votes to maintain their semi-final spot in the MoMo Cup.
Swallows suffered a setback after they literally failed even to qualify to play in the tournament whilst Manzini Wanderes and Mbabane Highlanders will be forced to sweat it out in the play offs with other two teams in Denver Sundowns and Manzini Sea-Birds respectively.
There were also surprises during the MOMO Cup Voting a first division team Rangers F.C and premier league rookies Nsingizini Hotspurs occupied number two and three respectively. Moneni Pirates was number one.