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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.



Writer:Tudor
Date:Monday May 4 2009
Time: 1:57PM

Comments

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I think these tours are great not only for the team to get some valuable match practice but the good will it creates.
Doody
04/05/2009 18:46:00
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I think these tours are great not only for the team to get some valuable match practice but the good will it creates.
Doody
04/05/2009 18:46:00
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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
05/05/2009 05:15:00
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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
05/05/2009 05:15:00
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Not exactly a top class tournament, but a step in the right direction to get world recognition.
Buzz Lightyear
05/05/2009 17:27:00
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Not exactly a top class tournament, but a step in the right direction to get world recognition.
Buzz Lightyear
05/05/2009 17:27:00
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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
06/05/2009 03:28:00
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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
06/05/2009 03:28:00
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