“We are proud to have signed a cooperation agreement with one of the world’s best football clubs,” Thanda Royal Zulu FC’s chairman Johan Glennmo says in a statement released today.
Manchester City’s executive management team is currently on a tour of Asia.
It was announced today that cooperation agreements have been signed with three clubs, FC Moscow of Russia, China’s Shanghai Shenhua FC and Thanda Royal Zulu FC.
“We are working to develop football in South Africa on many levels,” comments Glennmo.
“The cooperation agreement with Manchester City is part of our efforts, and of course we are very proud to be working together with one of the world’s best football clubs.”
“This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City Football Club both on and off the pitch and we are delighted to announce this partnership with Thanda Royal Zulu FC,” says Manchester City’s Chief Executive Alistair Mackintosh.
“Like ourselves, Thanda have developed very strong ties within the community they serve and we are looking to develop a programme of activities which reflect this.
“Joining forces with Thanda enables us to work on a variety of football and commercial initiatives and raises the international profile of Manchester City Football Club.”
Sven-Goran Eriksson, former England national coach and father of a member of Thanda’s technical team, Johan Eriksson, currently coaches Manchester City who are lying third in Premiership table.