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​Liverpool Ladies to play Mamelodi Sundowns in pre-season South African tour

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2016 11:44 GMT

Liverpool Ladies to play Mamelodi Sundowns in pre-season South African tour

Johannesburg, 16 February 2016

Liverpool Ladies Football Club can today confirm the fixture for their pre-season tour of South Africa for the Discovery Liverpool Ladies FC Tour.

After playing the winners of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Ladies Challenge on Sunday 21 February, the Reds will face Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC in a friendly match on Wednesday 24 February.

Both games will take place at the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto, as Liverpool Ladies prepare for the 2016 Women’s Super League campaign.

The Liverpool Ladies were originally hoping to play a friendly match against South Africa’s national women's football team, Banyana Banyana but the team was unfortunately unavailable.

Discovery will host the Reds in South Africa in a combined effort to support the funding of the Discovery Fields of Dreams project. This community-based initiative is focused on developing sports facilities in Alexandra in Johannesburg. These facilities will be used to host sports clinics aimed at encouraging the youth to be healthier and more active.

“We are excited that the Reds will be training on South African soil and we look forward to welcoming the coaches and players to the country,” says Iona Maclean, Head of Experiential Marketing at Discovery.

Tickets to the Liverpool Ladies FC vs. Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC match, to be held at 19h00 on 24 February can be purchased at the following venues or at the door on the day. Tickets cost R20 (children 12 years of age and under get in for free) and all proceeds will go to the Discovery Field of Dreams initiative. Entry to the Liverpool Ladies vs. Walter Sisulu Ladies Challenge Winners match on 21 February at 16h30 is free and fans and spectators are welcome to attend.

Tickets Sales:

Date Time Venue
Fri 19 February 16h00 – 18h00 Pick ‘n Pay (Maponya Mall) Shoprite Checkers (Bara Centre)
Sat 20 February 10h00 – 12h00 Pick ‘n Pay (Maponya Mall) Shoprite Checkers (Bara Centre)
Sun 21 February 14h00 – 16h30 Nike Football Training Centre
Wed 24 February 17h00 – 19h00 Nike Football Training Centre

Fans can find more information about the Discovery Liverpool Ladies FC Tour 2016 on Facebook. Details about the match on Sunday 21 February can be found here and the match on Wednesday 24 February here.

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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 4.4 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently announced an intent to partner with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

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