The Meet and Greet Iniesta Experience for the 3 lucky Powerade Winners

Dreams do come true and for three lucky Maltese winners what started as wishful thinking became reality when they met their football idol, 30-year-old Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, at his hometown Barcelona. 

Maltese consumers had the opportunity to participate in a competition run by The General Soft Drinks (GSD) Co. Ltd, who is the local representative of the popular isotonic sport drink. 

In order to participate, consumers were requested to fill in a coupon andsend a Powerade label. Three participants were randomly selected and  answered a simple skill question. The winners were Thurstan Spiteri, Miguel Axisa and Carmen Cuschieri.

For the meet and greet in Spain, they joined some 60 other participants from various countries including the UK, Ireland, Hungry, Greece, Spain, Poland and Austria, where a similar competition was held. 

The prize included an all-inclusive package of accommodation, flights and a match ticket. The following day was Iniesta time.

The winners had T-shirts signed, talked with the great footballer and also got to juggle the ball with him. Later in the afternoon, they had the opportunity to experience the famous Camp Nou. 

Twelve-year-old Thurstan Spiteri of Zejtun said: “It was a lifetime experience which, thanks to The General Soft Drinks, I will never forget. It never crossed my mind that I would have the opportunity to actually juggle the mythical ball with my idol Iniesta.” To round off this memorable stay in style and comfort, the winners had a Barcelona tour by bus where they visited all the beautiful city’s landmarks and outstanding architecture and lifestyle. 

Powerade is a brand of The Coca-Cola Company, one of the longest-standing corporate partners of FIFA, with a formal association since 1974 and an official sponsorship of FIFA World Cup™ that began in 1978. Powerade combines carbohydrates, electrolytes with fluids for energy and hydration.  It quenches thirst and replenishes minerals and carbohydrates lost during sports or other intense activities. The image of Iniesta has been featuring on the Powerade passion fruit packaging since the last World Cup when the latest flavour was introduced to the drink line and was very well received by the Maltese consumers.