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Grant Pascoe says chances of Liverpool and Everton In Cape Town very good

Posted: 2 April 2013 Time: 13:01

The City of Cape Town say the chances of both Liverpool and Everton coming to the Mother City at the end of the season are ‘very good’.

The Merseyside duo has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in recent years and visit South Africa and, though a final decision will only be made at the end of the month, Executive Mayoral Committee member Grant Pascoe is optimistic.

“You’re putting me on the spot, but I have to say the chances of both coming to Cape Town are very good,” he tells

“We are very keen to have them here, though it’s imperative that we also get some quality time out of it as well. As you can imagine they don’t come cheap, so we want the best bank for our buck.

“We are adamant that we want the top names here like [Luis] Saurez and [Steven] Gerrard, not a second-string side. There will also be some social responsibility initiatives we would expect them to be involved in.

“But they have a huge commercial unit and ultimately the coach will have the final say on what suits his team best.”

Pascoe adds that, should they make the trip, Liverpool will either arrive in Cape Town in May for an end-of-season tour, or in August as they build up to the new English Premiership campaign.

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Previous comments on this story...

Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 01:03 pm
Who will they be playing coz Ajax and Chippa will be relegated this current season njena??
Football Fanatic
posted: 01:09 pm
I doubt if they will want to have a pre season training with relegated teams.However i will love to see Liverpool in SA, i just started liking them recently after i played with them on FIFA13 for the first time.To my suprise,they mastered my 3-4-3 system better than my favourites:Real Madrid & Arsenal.The 3 man attack of Sterling-Suarez-Sturridge is deadly.
posted: 01:09 pm
Lol, u can invite the 2012/2013 champs (Amakhosi) to represent.
posted: 01:12 pm
Liverpool and Orlando Pirates deserve each other, ONCE great teams...
posted: 01:24 pm
"The City of Cape Town say the chances of both Liverpool and Everton coming to the Mother City at the end of the season are ‘very good’"

Kick Off we are not kids, please confirm and verify your stories.
posted: 01:49 pm
They should rather go up north to Gauteng coz in Cape Town the football is crap. Liverpool/Everton won't benefit anything, football-wise, maybe commercially.
posted: 03:24 pm
There is no story here. A we supposed 2 b xcted? Hw bout tis as the headline "its a done deal- Liverpool & Everton coming 2 SA" eseng metlae e ya lona ee. Nxhaaa!!!
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