Barcelona FC Visit to Cost South African Tycoon U.S.$7.9 Million

The cost to fly in FC Barcelona to play Mamelodi Sundowns will cost Patrice Motsepe, billionaire owner of the South African league champions, nearly U.S.$8 million. The international friendly between the two clubs will commemorate the 100th birthday of anti-apartheid hero, the late Nelson Mandela. With the World Cup looming, there is some doubt on whether drawcards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will be in the line-up.

Left: South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe. Top-right: FC Barcelona supporters. Bottom-right: Mamelodi Sundowns FC supporters.


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