It’s Thursday and for FIFA Match Predictors that means two things: Getting your predictions in before the midnight deadline and, of course, our weekly interview with one of our recent round winners!
Round 4 winner RianaEloise hails from the Zimbabwean capital. The Harare local is an entrepreneur and runs her own data capture business. We spoke to RianaEloise about Predictor, Maradona and Brazil 2014.
So, what got you into FIFA Match Predictor?
RianaEloise: I became interested in the predictor challenge through my husband who is an avid football fan.
How do you feel about winning Round 4?
I feel great, surprised, pleased, and excited… It is awesome to be a part of the footballing community and be able to pit my skills against the world's most avid fans. I plan to share the prize with my husband. He has been a big fan of Argentina, and in particular Diego Maradona, since he was a boy. It will really make his day to own an official Argentina jersey.
You missed out on Round 1, but you catapulted to 673rd position on the leaderboard after Round 4. Do you have any advice for late starters to the season?
It's never too late to begin. The weekly prize is worth going for, even if you are unable to win the Grand Prize because you are too far behind on points.
You edged out Round 4 runner-up xthinkagainx by just 11 points to win the weekly prize. Were you on the edge of your seat during the weekend?
When I saw on Sunday that I had much better results than my previous predictions, I began to get very excited…Logging in on Monday morning to see the final result was a truly surprising and amazing experience.
Now that you have won a weekly round what’s your next goal for Season 5 of FIFA Match Predictor?
I have a few goals I would like to achieve. I would like to win another of the weekly prizes, as there are more jerseys that I want to collect! My main goal though, is to win the final prize and ensure my place, with my husband, in Rio in 2014. Should I fail to win the Grand Prize, I would still like to achieve an overall ranking of two digits or better, and at least be the best in my zone, Africa!
Do you have what it takes to join RianaEloise and the rest of our round winners in the FIFA Match Predictor Hall of Fame? Sign up for FIFA Match Predictor now and test your prediction skills!