Pep Guardiola surprises players at The Salvation Army homeless football tournament

The 300 homeless players spent the day with the Man City manager. 


Pep Guardiola made a surprise visit to watch the 300 players at the 9th edition of the Partnership Trophy – a 5-a-side football tournament in Manchester organised by the Salvation Army for the homeless who live in their centres.

The Man City manager and some of his players took part in the one-day event cheering on participants in the final round matches. He spoke with everyone and gave encouragement by wishing them “All the best for the future.” At the end of the day photos were taken with Mark Lawrenson, Liverpool legend and BBC commentator.

Guardiola praised the event, saying «Football, fun and solidarity. It is an extraordinary tournament. The Salvation Army are doing an amazing job – they are heroes».

25 teams took part from the Salvation Army centres across the UK. The tournament winners were the Connect Manchester team.