Found July 17, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
PLAYERS: Nelson Mandela
Manchester City midfelder Yaya Toure has wished former South Africa president Nelson Mandela a speedy recovery. Manchester City is currently in South Africa for their pre-season tour where they have already lost to Supersport United last Sunday and will face Amazulu FC on Thursday 18th of July in Durban, before heading to Asia for their other pre-season matches. The Ivorian was confident that the Nelson Mandela, who will turn 95 on the match day, will become better after lying in hospital for five months now due to a lung infection. “I wish Mandela a speedy recovery, he is very important to us. He is not only the hero in South Africa but in the whole of Africa,” Toure said during the training session ahead of the Thursday’s encounter. “The man fought hard for the freedom of the people. I hope that he will get better because the whole Africa needs him. What we must do now is to pray to God,” added the former Barcelona midfielder. Manchester City’s match against Amazulu FC will be played at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban kick off is set for 8pm, CAT.
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