Liverpool to Face Ajax Cape Town in South Africa, Kick Off Postseason With Exhibition Game

Nelson Mandela and LFCLiverpool Football Club has announced it will take part in a postseason exhibition game with Ajax Cape Town in South Africa later this month.

The game will be played at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday, May 21 with kick-off set for 8:15 p.m. ocal time.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 via computicket.com and prices range from R150 ($17) – R350 ($39).

“It will be fantastic for the club to return to South Africa after almost 20 years,” Billy Hogan, chief commercial officer at Liverpool FC, said. “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.

“This visit is part of our off-season activity and shows our commitment to bringing the club closer to our fans all over the globe, no matter how far away from Anfield they may live.”

Liverpool visited South Africa in May 1994 when it faced Aston Villa, Cape Town Spurs and Kaizer Chiefs in the United Bank International Soccer Festival. Whilst on this visit, the traveling Liverpool party also met with South Africa president Nelson Mandela.

The club has a huge following in the country and recently became the first team in world football to launch an official Twitter account for South African supporters, which can be followed @SouthAfricaLFC.

Fans should follow @SouthAfricaLFC for more details as they emerge.

Photo via LiverpoolFC.com

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