Ronaldo, Mane, Neymar Could Team Up to Face Man City in 'Riyadh Season'

Ronaldo, Mane, Neymar Could Team Up to Face Man City in 'Riyadh Season'

Babajide Orevba
October 2, 2023 at 7:10 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo could be leading the Saudi Pro League All-Stars in a friendly match against Manchester City
  • Saudi Arabia hopes to stage the encounter as part of the activities lined up for the forthcoming Riyadh Season
  • British boxer Tyson Fury will reportedly headline the main event as he takes on a former UFC heavyweight champ

Saudi Professional League superstars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane, and Neymar Junior, could team up to face Manchester City in a friendly.

Saudi Arabia is reportedly doing everything possible to promote the forthcoming Riyadh Season with a number of key sporting attractions.

The organisers of the festival are said to be focusing on blockbuster attractions, with boxing superstar, Tyson Fury lined up for the main event.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane could play against Manchester City in a friendly. Photo: AFP
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Now, Riyadh Season organisers are said to be making efforts to get treble winners, Man City to face a Saudi Pro League All-Stars team in a friendly match.

Essentially Sports reports that the hierarchy of the City Group could be interested in the idea from a purely public relations aspect.

However, there is no official confirmation from either party as the Premier League champions have a very busy schedule.

Man City are currently involved in three major competitions and the possibility of getting the side to travel to Saudi Arabia in November will be difficult.

Meanwhile, Al-Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo could be on double duty during the festival as a museum is set to be unveiled in his name.

The Portuguese superstar is expected to be present for the unveiling and could also feature in the proposed friendly as a player.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury will headline the main event against Francis Ngannou, per TimeOut Riyadh, in a fight seeking to crown the 'baddest man on the planet'.

Al Nassr fans chant Sadio Mane’s name

Sports Brief previously reported on Sadio Mane's love affair with fans of Al-Nassr growing after his leading role in the recent thumping win over Ohod in the King Cup.

The Senegalese forward scored as the Knights of Najd thumped the second-tier Saudi Arabian side 5-1 to progress to the next stage of the tourney on September 25.

Mane was in fine form for Al-Nassr again despite the absence of captain, Ronaldo, with fans showering the former Liverpool star with love after his sterling display.

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