Manchester City arrive in SA
11 July 2013, 16:01
Durban - Manchester City made a low-key entry into South Africa on
Thursday ahead of Manuel Pellegrini's first game in charge of the
deposed Premier League champions.
A small gathering of mainly media
and local officials in Durban welcomed Pellegrini and his squad, which
includes Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and new signings Fernandinho and
The tour forms the first leg of City's pre-season
preparations, with matches against local clubs SuperSport United and
AmaZulu over the next seven days as part of the celebrations for ailing
former South African President Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday next week.
will take charge for the first time on Sunday against SuperSport United
in Pretoria after the Chilean signed a three-year-deal last month to
replace Roberto Mancini.