Monty trains with Bidvest Wits

by Sunderland AFC

Club legend visits South African partner.

SAFC’s official Club Ambassador Jimmy Montgomery has visited the Black Cats partner club in South Africa, Bidvest Wits.

The 1973 legend spent the day with club staff, visiting the stadium and training centre in Johannesburg, accompanied by Head Coach Gavin Hunt and CEO Jose Ferreira.

Monty observed the team during a training session before joining them for shooting practice and meeting with the club’s goalkeeping coach.

Known as the Clever Boys, the South African top-flight side are owned by SAFC’s principal partner, Bidvest Group and the two clubs are working together sharing coaching and business expertise.

Speaking about the visit, Jimmy said: “It was fantastic to meet everyone at the club, it’s a great set-up and I was made to feel very welcome.  There’s a huge passion for football in South Africa and its amazing how well know Sunderland is becoming out there.”