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Video: Man City arrive in Durban for South Africa tour

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News 12 Jul 2013, 10:28 IST
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Manchester City arrived in Durban on Thursday to begin their short tour of South Africa.

Manchester City and their new coach Manuel Pellegrini were greeted by drums and local dancers on Thursday, as they landed in Durban to start their short tour of South Africa.

A large crowd gathered at the arrivals terminal to see the English Premier League stars close up, and both defender Matija Nastasic and midfielder Yaya Toure stopped to sign autographs and shirts for the fans.

Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho was part of the party and the 34.8 million Euro signing from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk is expected to play a full part in the tour.

City are in South Africa to take part in the Nelson Mandela Football Invitational, part of the celebrations for Mandela Day on July the 18th.

Pellegrini’s first game in charge of ‘The Blues’ will be in Pretoria against Supersport United FC on the 14th of July at Loftus Versfeld.

City will then take on AmaZulu FC on the 18th of July at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, before moving on to Hong Kong, where they will take part in the Asia Trophy with South China FC, along with Premier League teams Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland.

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