FAKE NEWS: No Downs/Barca friendly


Mamelodi Sundowns says there’s no truth to claims that they would play friendlies with FC Barcelona and Juventus.

“It has come to our attention that there have been several stories circulating, claiming that Mamelodi Sundowns will be bringing international teams such as FC Barcelona and Juventus amongst others to South Africa.

“We would like to refute these stories as there is no truth to them,” says the Brazilians in a statement.

The reports came through late last week and claimed it was Sundowns’s plan for their 50th anniversary (they were formed in 1970).

“We believe that these stories have been planted as fake news to cause a stir.

“This year we are celebrating our 50th Birthday. All announcements will be released in the upcoming weeks and will be communicated on our official pages.”

Sundowns previously played two friendlies against the Spanish giants, with the last coming at FNB Stadium in 2018, with the European club winning 3-1.

When they met the first time in 2007, Barcelona won 2-1.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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