Manchester United legends Robson and Yorke in Sri Lanka today

By Chathura Pinnawala

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson and striker Dwight Yorke arrive in Sri Lanka today as part of a sponsor partnership Airtel struck between the club and company three years ago. The initiative’s main purpose is to allow football loving public to mingle with the global football culture and communities.

 Going along with that they’ll meet the media at Cinnamon Grand in the morning while ‘fan interaction sessions’ will take place in the afternoon at Excel World (2.30pm) and Majestic City (4.30pm) today and the next day they’ll take a ride on the Galle Road to Kalutara football stadium where another session is scheduled around 3pm. It’s not a daily occurrence for the country’s football fanatics to interact with their EPL heroes from two seas away and this is an opportunity they wouldn’t want to miss.

Bharti Airtel is one of the leading telecommunications companies in the world and its Sri Lankan branch Airtel Sri Lanka will strike a deal during this visit with the Manchester based club and from that many value added services (VAS) connected to the club will be available for Sri Lankan users of Airtel.   

Bryan Robson, 55, is well known as an inspirational skipper and for being the longest serving captain in United history. He had a 13 year spell at United and he won 90 caps for England. .

Dwight Yorke, 40, nicknamed the ‘smiling assassin’ for his carefree attitude during matches and wonderful ability to smile even when the team is losing and goal poaching abilities out of nowhere, played for United from 98-2002. During the period he scored 47 goals in 95 appearances.


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