One of England’s biggest football clubs and fans favorite Arsenal FC will be coming to Uganda next year. We have learnt.
The FA cup record holders will be jetting into the Pearl of Africa in June next year after they struck a deal with National Council of Sports.
Besides just visiting, the North London club will train Ugandan coaches as well as hosting the Uganda Cranes for a training session at the Emirates Stadium in London.
According to the head of the National Council of Sports Bosco Onyik, they have reached an agreement with Arsenal as part of a sports tourism project.
“We went to London on the 16th of last Month and we had three meetings with management of Arsenal FC with the aim of partnering with them. We agreed that they will train some of our coaches, give the Uganda Cranes chance to train at the Emirates Stadium in London, build an academy and also have their team to visit in June next year to tour Uganda and play some matches,” he said
This is all aimed at enhancing the development of football in the country and also help market its sports tourism better.
Arsenal FC is one of the most supported teams in Uganda with players like Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscienly, Hector Bellerin, Jack Wishere and Aaron Ramsey among others.