Liverpool Football Club has announced they will take part in a post-season friendly match with Ajax Cape Town in South Africa later this month.
The game will be played at the Cape Town stadium (64,000 capacity) on Tuesday, May 21 – just 2 days after the final game of the season against QPR – with kick-off set for 8.15pm local time. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 7th May 2013 via www.computicket.com and prices range from R150 – R350.
Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC said: “It will be fantastic for the Club to return to South Africa after almost twenty years. We know we have a large fan base 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.
“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.”
Liverpool visited South Africa in May 1994 when they faced Aston Villa, Cape Town Spurs and Kaizer Chiefs in the United Bank International Soccer Festival. Whilst on this visit, the travelling Liverpool party also met with South Africa president Nelson Mandela.
The Club has a huge following in the country and recently became the first team in world football to launch an official Twitter account for South African supporters, which can be followed @SouthAfricaLFC.
Fans should follow @SouthAfricaLFC for more details as they emerge.