Some of the greatest names in the history of Liverpool Football Club will be on show, as the Legends will descend to South Africa to take on the pride of Mzansi
The match will be the culmination of a three-day tour of Kwa-Zulu Natal, that will allow South African fans to meet some of the biggest names in the illustrious history of the Merseyside club, with a golf day, gala dinner and autograph signing sessions providing opportunities to meet their heroes off the pitch.
“We have always enjoyed fantastic support in South Africa, where Liverpool is as loved as anywhere else in the world. It will be an honour for us to play in front of these passionate fans and show some of the skills that have not only won us many trophies, but millions of friends around the world too,” confirmed John Barnes.
Few European clubs have been as successful as Liverpool, and some of the greatest names in the history of the game, both in South Africa and internationally, will appear in one of the most eagerly anticipated Legends matches in Mzansi.
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The Liverpool legends side will be packed with European champions and top names in the club’s history, from the 1960s through to the last decade. The likes of former defender Phil Neal, who won an astonishing 22 medals during his time at Anfield, plus former Kop favourite and England international Barnes himself. Then there will be twin strike sensations, John Aldridge and Robbie Fowler as well as Durban born goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar. These are just some of the names set for South Africa next month.
“We have great respect for the Kaizer Chiefs club, who are South Africa’s most successful ever team and they are also known around the world. They too have had many great players down the years and we look forward to locking horns with them.”
Kaizer Chiefs will be able to call upon playmaker Doctor Khumalo, the rock at the back Lucas Radebe, midfield maestro John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu and captain fantastic Neil Tovey. Doctor Khumalo spoke on behalf of Chiefs legends.
“We have had some great players in our history and for those that never saw them play in their prime, this will be a wonderful opportunity to show the younger fans the skills that made these players such legends,” said Khumalo.
“We also welcome the opportunity to play a club of Liverpool’s stature, as this will be a meeting of two great sides who enjoy vast support in South Africa. We are sure it will be a great occasion not just for the fans, but the players too.”
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