Ceciro and Gareth have been friends for over 20 years. Now both in their mid-30s, they’ve been through a lot together – not least their friendly Premier League rivalry.

Ceciro grew up as a fervent Manchester United supporter, whilst Gareth’s heart lies with Liverpool.

Their different allegiances didn’t stop them enjoying Barclays Premier League Live together in their home city of Cape Town. They were two of the 35,000 people who flocked to the fan park in the shadow of Table Mountain. Eleven Premier League clubs entertained fans for two days, with legends such as Lucas Radebe, Peter Schmeichel and Robbie Fowler mingling with the crowd. The fan event included a live screening of the Manchester derby on a giant screen.

“We couldn’t go to England, so them coming to us was an amazing feeling – like when you see your wife coming down the aisle”, said Ceciro. Gareth added, “The atmosphere was amazing. It’s like a dream come true.”