- Vincent Kompany has confirmed he will miss his own testimonial through injury
- The Man City legend is set to be remembered at the Etihad on Wednesday night but he seat out of the encounter
- About 50,000-strong crowd will be at Etihad to honour Kompany after 11 years at the club
Vincent Kompany, ex-Man City captain, has confirmed he’ll be missing his testimonial through injury.
According to Mirror, the former Belgium international, is currently down with hamstring injury and will be missing from the playing squad during his testimonial match tonight, September 11, at the Etihad Stadium.
The encounter is expected to feature several Premier League legends, in front of over 50,000-strong fans to honour Kompany after his 11 stint at the club, as well as raise money to battle the needs of the homeless in the city of Manchester.
“Unfortunately I won't be starting or playing tonight,” admitted Kompany.
“It's typical of me, right? I'm usually available for the end of the season.
“But I've got a slight hamstring injury, so I couldn't risk it tonight, but still plenty of awesome players to watch.
“It's about a celebration, saying goodbye, so it doesn't mean I have to be on the pitch. But for me to miss this game through injury, surely the irony isn't lost on anybody!”
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However, Kompany, who now manages his boyhood club Anderlecht, will follow proceedings from the touchline.
Top City legends that includes Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta will battle Manchester United-heavy squad that includes Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Robin van Persie as well as the Nevilles, with Thierry Henry also on parade to pay tribute to Kompany.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Premier League champions Manchester City have emerged as the most expensive squad in world football after the Citizens spent £906m to gather their players.
The Etihad landlords are topping the likes of Paris-Saint-Germain who spent big to sign Neymar and also Real Madrid who dropped massive amount to sign Eden Hazard
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