Tuesday, 21 April 2009

City to tour SA in summer

According to Mark Ogden of the Telegraph:

Despite the greater financial rewards on offer in the Far East and the club's links to Abu Dhabi, the home of owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan, City have accepted an invitation to take part in a three-game tour of South Africa in July that will see them face local clubs Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria...

The Eastlands club are understood to be receiving £2 million from the South African organisers to visit the country, a figure that City could have bettered had they accepted a number of offers to visit the Far East.

I wonder if this will be as well as or instead of Hughes' famed bootcamp in the German forest. I suppose that hinges on whether he's still manager or not.

3 comments:

Gary Nolan said...

Have to wait for official comfirmation first, if its true that we want to go head to head with United in South Africa then brilliant.

tommytheblue said...

i'll be there ...or there abouts... hope the united story is right gary ...would love to see that!

Gary Nolan said...

Sorry maybe my bad, I meant head to head with them in relation to taking them on for the huge fan base they have there, not playing them there.