Man City to honor Kompany with statue at Etihad
Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to be honored with a statue at the club's Etihad Stadium. Kompany, who had a testimonial match in his name at the ground, missed the same with a hamstring injury. In his absence, Manchester City legends XI drew 2-2 with a Premier League legends side. Here's all that you need to know.
A sculpture gets commissioned, training ground road renamed
City went on to announce that they had commissioned a sculpture of former skipper and club legend Kompany to be built outside the Etihad Stadium. Besides that, a road within the club's training ground has been renamed Vincent Kompany Crescent. These tributes were done in order to highlight his achievements at the club and contributions as a player.
City issue a statement on the 'Vincent Kompany Crescent'
"The road connecting the City Football Academy youth and community pitches with the Club's First Team Centre has been renamed 'Vincent Kompany Crescent' and is marked by a mosaic inspired by Vincent's unforgettable goal-celebration in the 2012 Manchester derby," City said in a statement.
Club has begun process of commissioning a sculpture
City have begun the process of commissioning a sculpture to celebrate Kompany's achievements. "At the unveiling, the Chairman (Khaldoon Al Mubarak) revealed to Vincent that the Club has also begun the process of commissioning a sculpture to publicly recognize and celebrate his achievements and contributions to Manchester City. When completed the sculpture will take pride of place outside the Etihad Stadium," the statement added.
How did the testimonial match pan out?
Meanwhile, the testimonial match ended in a stalemate as Kompany watched from the sidelines. Martin Petrov scored the opener for Man City Legends XI but Robbie Keane equalized for the Premier League All Stars. Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fired the Premier League side ahead from long range but Benjani's header saw City force a draw.
Kompany's testimonial match ends in a 2-2 draw
A look at Kompany's Man City career
The 33-year-old moved to Anderlecht in May 2019 as a player and manager after a successful stint at City. He represented City for 11 years after joining in 2008. Kompany played 360 matches and scored 20 goals. He went on to lift four Premier League titles, alongside two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields.