Soccer Reporter
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5 Nov 2014
4:26 pm

Scholes excited to face Pirates

Soccer Reporter

Paul Scholes is looking forward to taking on the Orlando Pirates legends in an exhibition match at Ellis Park.

Paul Scholes. Pic: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The former Manchester United midfield star is part of a Manchester Football Legends side that will take on the Buccaneers Legends in Johannesburg on November 15. Kick off is at 6pm, and tickets are available at R40, R60 and R100 from Computicket and Shoprite.

“For the supporters and the players alike, this will be a really exciting match, giving fans the opportunity to see Manchester’s legends return to the pitch to take on the Orlando Pirates Legends. We’ll all be honouring the memory of Senzo Meyiwa and are proud to have the chance to help to raise funds to support his family,” said Scholes.

The Legends will also be going head-to-head on the golf course at Sun City for a Corporate Golf Day on Thursday 13 November, followed by a series of gala dinners at both Sun City and The Maslow Hotel. In light of the events leading to the passing of Senzo Meyiwa, the organisers have agreed to donate some proceeds of the gala dinners & match tickets to Meyiwa’s family.

The game was originally announced last month, but the organisers were still awaiting approval from the South African Football Association, because Bafana Bafana are playing Sudan in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Durban on the same day. That, however, would now appear to have been granted.

Other Manchester Legends coming to South Africa include Viv Anderson, Lee Sharpe and Louis Saha.

Manchester Legends squad: Paul Scholes, Lee Sharpe, Louis Saha, Viv Anderson (MBE), Jesper Blomqvist, Ronnie Jonson, Raimond van der Gouw, David May, Quinton Fortune, Lee Martin, Clayton Blackmore, Keith Gillespie, Russell Beardmore and Ben Thornley.