Benjani Mwaruwari came from the bench in the second half to score the equaliser for Manchester City Legends in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial on Wednesday. The match ended 2-2.
The match was played at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium with former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany unable to play due to an injury.
The Manchester City Legends included the likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva while Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie were among the Premier League legends.
Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, introduced Benjani in the 71st minute. The Citizen fans reportedly chanted, “Benjani oooooooh! He comes from Zimbabwe. And scored on derby day!”
Benjani rose in the final minute to send a towering header past Shay Given to earn a draw for The Citizens.
Manchester City legends had scored first through Martin Petrov who beat Edwin Van der Sar in goal. The Premier League legends hit back through Robbie Kean to make it 1-1.
Robin Van Persie made it 2-1 for the Premier League legends before Benjani’s intervention in the 89th minute.