Zimbabwean legends to face Barcelona legends

Zimbabwean legends to face Barcelona legends
Patrick Kluivert

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Nov 06, 2017. 18:30

As Zimbabwean legends are set to face their Barcelona counterparts in a friendly this weekend, an ex-Warriors captain in Peter Ndlovu will feature in the match.

Ndlovu and former striker Benjani Mwaruwari are set to lead a cast of young Zimbabwean footballers in a high profile exhibition tie against the Spanish giants.

A 30-member delegation comprising of 20 former Barca greats will fly into Harare on November 11 for a match that shall be staged at the National Sports Stadium a day after.

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According to reports from Zimbabwe, ex-FIFA World Cup winner Rivaldo Ferreira and Patrick Kluivert are among players coming.

Sports and Recreation Minister, Makhosini Hlongwane said the international friendly shall serve as a major tourist attraction among outsiders.

"The visit to Zimbabwe by the Barcelona legends is set to create a pitched positive furore not only in Zimbabwe but beyond its borders internationally thereby drawing a possible large contingent of tourists to throng either Harare to catch a glimpse of the local and visiting football icons," Hlongwane said.

"This match conveniently dovetails government's adoption of the community sport and recreation club system which envisages the realisation the realisation of the on-going initiative of establishing eight thousand soccer clubs across the country.”

The two world greats were in the country on two separate occasions this year with Kluivert also taken to President Robert Mugabe's Gwanda youth interface rally.



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