Liverpool to play in South Africa

Liverpool are the second most popular overseas club in South Africa behind arch-rivals and English champions Manchester United.

updated: May 06, 2013 19:36 IST
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Liverpool: Liverpool will play a post-season friendly in South Africa -- their first match in the country in nearly 20 years -- later this month, the English Premier League club announced Monday.

The Reds will face Ajax Cape Town at the Cape Town stadium on May 21 and Liverpool's chief commercial officer, Billy Hogan, said in a statement: "It will be fantastic for the club to return to South Africa after almost twenty years."

He added: "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.

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