As Goal already exclusively revealed in advance about a week ago, Liverpool FC have on Monday afternoon, confirmed on their official website that they will be coming to Cape Town to play against Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday, May 21 with kick-off set for 20h15.
The club’s chief commercial officer Billy Hogan is relishing the club’s return to South Africa after almost two decades and he added that Liverpool have enjoyed a large fanbase in the country.
“It will be fantastic for the club to return to South Africa after almost 20 years. We know have a large fanbase in South Africa which is rapidly growing. In the last eight months the number of South African fans visiting the club’s website has doubled,” Hogan told the Liverpool website.
Hogan confirmed that the purpose of coming to South Africa is to get the club closer to their loyal fans who cannot make it to Anfield at all times.
“This visit is part of our off-season activity and shows our commitment to bringing the club closer to our fans all over the globe, no matter how far away from Anfield they may live,” he said.
Liverpool last visited South Africa in 1994 to take part in the United International Soccer Festival which included Kaizer Chiefs, Aston Villa and the now defunct Cape Town Spurs.