Barcelona to Play Mamelodi Sundowns in Mandela Centenary Cup

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

Barcelona will lock horns with Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the FNB Stadium with the Ghanaian shot-stopper likely to feature.

Barcelona will play an global friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns, the champions of South Africa's Premier Soccer League, in Johannesburg on May 16 to mark 100 years since the birth of former president Nelson Mandela, the club announced on Thursday.

Of course very little. He believes Downs can match Barcelona blow for blow.

Crosas never played a La Liga game for Barca and is most well known for a three-year spell with Glasgow Celtic. The France starlet took the ball forward and, without having to think about it, cracked a finish past Onyango into the top-left corner with a clinical level at which a PSL striker could salivate.

"It depends on which players the Barca coach uses - I'm sure he will do some rotation of players".

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"You know‚ so many times you will hear [Downs coach] Pitso [Mosimane] saying‚ "Ah‚ we knew that we would win because we are used to these games". Now it will be a different game", said Eymael.

The encounter between the Brazilians and Barcelona will be available to all South Africans as the game will be broadcast on national broadcaster SABC and SuperSport.

Eymael said the crowd‚ and Sundowns being keyed up to prove themselves against Barca‚ could be levellers.

"So‚ yes‚ it's a friendly for Barcelona".

"The big home crowd will also help Sundowns".