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Osaka join Official Supporters Club

Osaka join Official Supporters Club
Manchester City’s Official Supporters Club has its second branch in Japan after Osaka affiliated in February 2021.

Founded by Chairperson Tim Miyoshi, the group has 10 members and follow in the footsteps of the Tokyo branch by becoming official members of the Supporters Club.

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Having fallen in love with City because of Carlos Tevez, Tim makes an annual visit to watch a game at the Etihad Stadium and, his love of the Club aside, he decided to create a Supporters Club branch due to the similarities he recognised between the cities of Manchester and Osaka.

“I'm a fan of the NBA and never watched football, but when I saw Tevez at the 2010 World Cup, I instantly became a big fan,” he explains.

“At that time Tevez was playing for City, so I started watching all the games and I went to see the pre-season friendly against Yokohama in July 2019.

“There is already a supporters club in Tokyo, but I wanted to make one where I live.

“The reason I created a supporters club branch is because Osaka similar to the city of Manchester. I go to Etihad every year, and the feeling is exactly the same as the city of Osaka.”

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