Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Manchester City partners with South African club Black Aces FC.


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Manchester City recently announced a new partnership with South African football club Black Aces FC.
The three-year arrangement will see Black Aces, based in the Mpumalanga province, become City's "official regional school of football partner".
As part of the deal, the English Premier League side will help coach local South African children.

City's head of Elite development and former Arsenal and Man.City player  Patrick Vieira said on club's official website: "South Africa's love of football was clear for the world to see during both the World Cup, and most recently the Cup of Nations
"It's a privilege for Manchester City to be part of South Arica's youth football development by passing on our expertise to the Black Aces coaches, at a time when the country is fast becoming a force in world football.
"Through shared learning, both clubs' can work together in order to provide children with a holistic football experience that places equal importance on football and education."

The new partnership will include City holding coaching programs for local children in addition to other international projects such as the launch of a New York-based team in Major League Soccer and the successful establishment of an Academy in Abu Dhabi.