Rio Ferdinand and Sergio Aguero set to thrill fans at SingTel Game On!

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 22 April 2014 12:00 AM | Updated 30 May 2014

Rio Ferdinand and Sergio Aguero set to thrill fans at SingTel Game On!

Football fans listen up! Get a bit of World Cup action right here in Singapore, before the tournament begins on 12 June.

On 15 and 16 May, get up close and personal with Manchester football rivals Rio Ferdinand and Sergio Aguero, live and in the flesh.

Aguero, the Manchester City striker and Argentinian golden boy, is expected to light up Brazil 2014 alongside Lionel Messi.

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero (right) goes up against Wigan Atheletic's Emmerson Boyce (Photo: AFP)

Ferdinand, the Manchester United defender and former England captain, has 81 international caps and was part of four World Cup squads.

Manchester United centreback Rio Ferdinand catches a breather on the pitch (Photo: AFP)

As part of ‘SingTel Game On!’, the duo will be in town for a football carnival and a series of fan activities.

***UPDATE [9 May 2014]***

Catch the players in action at the following locations:

15 May
9.30am – 10.30am: Chevron House
11.30am – 12pm: Tooth Relic Temple (opposite Maxwell Food Centre)
12.30pm – 1pm: Maxwell Food Centre
1.30pm – 2pm: Singapore Flyer

16 May
12pm – 2.30pm: Chevron House


Four lucky SingTel customers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE (from 11 April to 8 May) will get the chance to win a dinner for themselves and a friend with the footballers.

The winners will be announced on May 13 at


Another way fans can get it on the action is via the ‘Ultimate Selfie Challenge’. From 23 April to 4 May, take a creative selfie while enjoying a popular Singaporean activity and share it via Twitter using the hashtag, #SGGameOn.

Ferdinand and Aguero will then choose their favourite tweet and invite the lucky fan and a friend to join the other winners at the exclusive dinner.

The footballers themselves are getting in on the selfie action with their own challenge. They will also be taking selfies while doing typical Singaporean activities (as suggested by the fans), which will then be posted on their respective Twitter accounts (@aguerosergiokun and @rioferdy5 ).

The activities that have been chosen so far include:

  • Singlish chit-chat - the players learn popular uniquely Singapore phrases
  • Tai Chi master - the players try their hand at the graceful ancient martial arts exercise
  • Hawker heaven - the players sample some of Singapore's favorite hawker dishes at Maxwell Food Centre
  • Fancy footwork showdown - the players show-off their amazing ball skills

The player with the most number of retweets wins the challenge.


Watch Ferdinand issue a challenge to Aguero on what they'll be trying out when they're in Singapore next week.


Challenge accepted! Manchester City's star striker Aguero is set to take on Ferdinand


The players will also be answering fan questions at the press conference on 15 May. Send over your questions by tweeting with #SGGameOn. Follow all the action from the press conference also via #SGGameOn between 3 to 4 pm on 15 May. 


Those who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE  handset can also get their hands on player autographs at a football carnival happening on 16 May.

At the street carnival, the footballers will participate in a series of football-themed challenges. Fans will also be able to get their hands on exclusive privileges on SingTel products and services at the carnival.

More details are available via