UK time is: 19:03:46
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Manchester City FC In South Africa


Manchester City FC has announced three South African fixtures ahead of next seasons Premier League campaign.

The Vodacom Challenge tournament will see City take on two of South Africa's biggest clubs, Orlando Pirates on 18th July, Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs in Durban on 21st July and on 25th July City will play one of the two South African sides in the final.

Speaking of the tour, Mark Hughes said...

"Our visit to South Africa for the Vodacom Challenge will give us the perfect preparation for next season."

"With the great climate, excellent facilities and the fanatical support behind the Orlando Pirates and the Kaizer Chiefs, our visit will also give our players a superb introduction to the country ahead of a return in 2010 with their respective countries for the World Cup."


Garry Cook added...

"Manchester City Football Club are delighted to have been invited to take part in the 2009 Vodacom Challenge. It's a very exciting time for sport in South Africa, with the FIFA Confederations Cup, the Lions Tour and the 2010 World Cup just around the corner, and we are honoured to be involved."

"Playing against two of the biggest clubs in the country will not only be a tough challenge, but will also be a key component in our own pre-season preparations."

"Our visit to South Africa is not just about the football, we will be engaging with community groups in each of the Vodacom Challenge's host cities and pooling knowledge from our own background with our award-winning City In The Community scheme in Manchester."


Further details can be found here.



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 4 2009

Time: 1:57PM

Your Comments

I think these tours are great not only for the team to get some valuable match practice but the good will it creates.
Doody
I think these tours are great not only for the team to get some valuable match practice but the good will it creates.
Doody
Wonder if BW can give us some insight on the other teams in this tournament. Also who of our current squad will be making the trip?
Thaibluefan
Wonder if BW can give us some insight on the other teams in this tournament. Also who of our current squad will be making the trip?
Thaibluefan
Not exactly a top class tournament, but a step in the right direction to get world recognition.
Buzz Lightyear
Not exactly a top class tournament, but a step in the right direction to get world recognition.
Buzz Lightyear
Right Buzz, but as Manure have proven, it can be a very good place to bond the team together and get the focus right. No time difference/jetlag for people. The World Cup soon in South Africa. It could turn out to be a great decision.
Sindbad
Right Buzz, but as Manure have proven, it can be a very good place to bond the team together and get the focus right. No time difference/jetlag for people. The World Cup soon in South Africa. It could turn out to be a great decision.
Sindbad
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Dzeko Pens Four Year Contract (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Cole Joins Barnsley On Loan (Tuesday August 19 2014)

City Subsidise Arsenal Rip Off (Monday August 18 2014)

Dzeko Next For New Deal (Monday August 18 2014)

Humble & Hungry For Pellegrini (Sunday August 17 2014)

Pellegrini On Season Opener (Friday August 15 2014)

Team News: Newcastle v City (Friday August 15 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 272
2. Bluedub 241
3. Buzz Lightyear 239
4. rojo2010 134
5. citizhun 127
6. fifthcolumnblue 126
7. OziMan 86
8. Skoorb 59
9. kennyclementstache 57
10. Spooks 51

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 1 1 0 0 +2 3
2. Man City 1 1 0 0 +2 3
3. Arsenal 1 1 0 0 +1 3
4. Liverpool 1 1 0 0 +1 3
5. Swansea 1 1 0 0 +1 3
6. Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 +1 3
7. Hull City 1 1 0 0 +1 3

Breaking League News

Hammers seek Belgian Defender
West Ham : 21/08/2014 18:40:00
What if we bought Pogba?
Chelsea : 21/08/2014 18:30:00
Metz in for Maiga?
West Ham : 21/08/2014 18:05:00
Feruz Russia Bound
Chelsea : 21/08/2014 17:46:00
They Played for Both - Leicester City
Chelsea : 21/08/2014 17:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

City's Most Important Summer Signing?
Suggested By:  Michel Twatini
Fernando 22%
Willy Caballero 7%
Eliaquim Mangala 54%
Frank Lampard 9%
Bruno Zuculini 4%
Bacary Sagna 4%