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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was in South Africa, coaching in Soweto, and enjoying the Barclays Premier League interactive event where he witnessed Suarez beat his club record

The Barclays Premier League made their first stop in South Africa in their new marketing initiative of fan parks. They had a two day event over the weekend at the Zoo Lake Sports Club which allowed English football fans to catch the action on a 100m2 screen.

Fans also had the opportunity of meeting local legends Lucas Radebe and Mark Fish who also featured in the Premier League during their football career. Former Liverpool attacker Robbie Fowler and Chelsea captain Marcel Desailly also made the trip to the shores of South Africa.

Whilst in the country, Fowler took the opportunity to interact with locals in the township of Soweto, and gave back to football in the form of coaching.

“Sometimes you don’t realize how fortunate you are,” Fowler told TalkSport.

“It’s exciting for us to try and develop them or to try and make them have a little bit of enjoyment for once,” he added.

“You know when you go around a circle with the kids and you sort of pair up with one. I think I got a little Ronaldo, I had the most skillful kid on the park, he kind of embarrassed me,” Fowler jokes after he had seen some dazzling skills by one of the little kids.

“He was pulling all sorts of turns, I didn’t know if I was coming or going,” he said.


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