Malaga CF to take on Nottingham Forest in first preseason friendly

Malaga will face Antequera at El Maulí.
Malaga will face Antequera at El Maulí. / A. J. Guerrero
  • The club has announced the first series of friendly games, all to be played in Malaga province, starting with the English side a week on Monday

Movement may be slow, but things are showing signs of coming together behind the scenes at Malaga CF as a busy week approaches. This week the club announced a number of preseason friendlies.

The first will see the Blue and Whites take on English Championship side Nottingham Forest at the Marbella Football Center on 16 July - the only friendly so far confirmed this month.

There will be further fixtures against Antequera, at their home ground El Maulí on 4 August; Mallorca will be the opposition at the Marbella municipal stadium on 8 August; and on 11 August, the 'new Malaga' will be presented to fans for the first time at the Trofeo Costa del Sol. The opposition for the latter has not yet been confirmed, nor have kickoff times for any of the games.

This delay in scheduling can be put down to new coach Juan Ramón Muñiz deciding that he wanted preseason to take place on home soil. The initial plan was to head to central Europe for a training camp and a series of friendlies, but this appears to have been cancelled or, at least, delayed.