PHOTOS: Movie Star Van Damme Joins Manchester City in training

Manchester City's table-topping stars were in the company of a Hollywood legend at training today.

The Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean Claude Van Damme, was present to watch the Premier League leaders go through their paces.

He is in Manchester for a black-tie dinner commitment, where he will speak about his career in both film and martial arts.

Belgian compatriot Vincent was among the stars to pose for snaps with Van Damme, plus Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Kolarov.

Manuel Pellegrini will hope the visit can inspire a victory over Liverpool on Saturday, as the Premier League gets back in the swing of things after the international break.

Manchester City FC/Press Association ImagesManchester City's Sergio Aguero meets actor Jean-Claude Van Damme
Muscles from Brussels: Van Damme and Aguero
Manchester City FC/Press Association ImagesManchester City's Vincent Kompany meets actor Jean-Claude Van Damme
Snap: Kompany has another pic with his countryman

Star strikers on both sides are facing a race against time to be fit for the clash, with Aguero and Daniel Sturridge both battling back from injuries.

Argentine Aguero says he is doing 'everything in his power' to be fit in time, and admits his most recent layoff has been frustrating.

He told City's official website: "I do hope I can play in this game. I'm doing everything in my power to get to the match in top condition.

"It's been a frustrating time. Obviously the game against Newcastle was special because it's not every week you get to score five goals in one game.

Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov and Yaya Toure meet actor Jean-Claude Van Damme
Film star: Toure and Kolarov pose for a snap

"The only other occasion I remember scoring five in a single match was when I was 12.

"I was playing in the pre-youth divisions for Independiente (in Argentina) and it was the first important tournament that I'd participated in.

"We played against a local team and won 7-0 and I scored five times but it doesn't happen too often, does it?

"I managed to score four against Tottenham last season, which was the most I'd scored as a professional up to that point."


All roads will lead to the Global Cinemas located at the old Weija barrier on Friday November 20, for the worldwide premiere of adventure blockbuster movie “Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2”.

Mockingjay 2 It is the fourth instalment of the Hunger Games series and second of two cinematic parts based on the novel Hunger Games: Mockingjay  The Hunger Games novels have all been developed into films, with the film adaptation of Mockingjay split into two parts. The other novels in the trilogy are The Hunger Games, and Hunger Games: Catching Fire which have all been released.

Stating the cinema’s preparedness towards the premiere, Mr. Kwaku Cobbinah, Cinema Manager of Global Cinemas expressed his enthusiasm at bringing a world-class movie to customers in Ghana. “It’s always exciting at Global Cinemas. We’re here to give movie lovers the best experiences they have ever had. I can assure them that Mockingjay 2 will give them an adrenaline-filled viewing. Plus, we have some exciting surprises for moviegoers who attend the premiere on Nov 20th” he said.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2, revolves around Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronting President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Other movies showing at the Global Cinemas include Spectre, Maze Runner 2, He Named Me Malala, Pan 3D, Bollywood blockbuster, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and more.

Moviegoers can visit,, Global Cinemas on Instagram, download the Android App on Google Play or for additional information on Hunger Games and more.

Yvonne Nelson Breaks Silence about Her ‘Fight’ with Shatta Wale

Yvonne Nelson has reacted to reports about a heated exchange she had with Dancehall act Shatta Wale. 

The award winning actress and producer who celebrated her 30th birthday a few days ago in Italy was alleged to have embarrassed Shatta Wale on Sunday morning at the Conference Center where the 4Syte TV MVA’s was happening.

The actress talking to Happy FM’s Showbiz Xtra producer DJ Iyce on phone said;

“I have nothing to say about this, I’m sorry. I don’t even know what you are talking about. That’s why I’m wondering why you talking about me harassing him. I don’t talk about stuff like that.”

“ If he wants to talk about stuff like that, he can talk but I don’t want to have anything to do with it. I’m honestly not in that place in my life right now to talk about stuff like this.

“If he wants to talk about this, then fair enough but I’m not interested in anything that has to do with this.” Yvonne Nelson concluded.” isshak