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dream team of Manchester’s football legends are travelling to Ellis Park Stadium to play an exhibition match against the Orlando Pirates
Legends on Saturday, November 15 at 18:00.
England and Liverpool Captain, Mark Wright (Director of FC Tours, who provide
Legends Tours), has secured the following players for the tribute match:
Scholes, Lee Sharpe, Louis Saha, Viv Anderson (MBE), Jesper Blomqvist, Ronnie
Jonson, Raimond van der Gouw, David May, Quinton Fortune, Lee Martin, Clayton
Blackmore, Keith Gillespie, Russell Beardmore and Ben Thornley.
will be travelling from all corners of the globe to see legends like Paul
Scholes, Lee Sharpe and Louis Saha getting
back on the pitch to make football history.
Anderson (MBE) said: “I’m excited to
be joining some legendary players to take on one of South Africa’s oldest and
best established football clubs, Orlando Pirates. Ellis Park Stadium will
provide a fantastic setting for this one-off match bringing together a truly
memorable mix of players for one time only. It’ll be a treat for the players
and the supporters alike – a truly special game played in a spectacular
Scholes commented: “For the
supporters and the players alike, this will be a really exciting match, giving
fans the opportunity to see Manchester’s legends return to the pitch to take on
the Orlando Pirates Legends. We’ll all be honouring the memory of Senzo Meyiwa
and are proud to have the chance to help to raise funds to support his family.”
Legends will also be going head-to-head on the golf course at Sun City for a
Corporate Golf Day on Thursday, November 13 followed by a series of gala
dinners at both Sun City and The Maslow Hotel.
In light of the events leading
to the passing of Senzo Meyiwa, the organisers have agreed to donate some
proceeds of the gala dinners & match tickets to Meyiwa’s family.
Mbele, Orlando Pirates Football Club,
Administrative Officer said: “We’re looking forward to taking on the Legends.
It’ll make for great football and will offer our fans the chance to see some of
the game’s most legendary names in action. We are overwhelmed at the
support for Senzo Meyiwa, through the Manchester Legends and FC Tours kindly
offering a percentage of the proceeds to Senzo’s family. The game at Ellis Park
will be special for many reasons.”
for the Manchester Football Legends vs Orlando Pirates Legends match taking
place on Saturday, November 15 are available and on sale at all
Computicket and Shoprite outlets for R40, R60 and R100.