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Arsenal to tour Uganda, Cranes to train at Emirates

Arsenal to tour Uganda, Cranes to train at Emirates

18 Feb 2018, 07:00

English Premier League giant, Arsenal, is scheduled to visit Uganda after agreeing to a deal with the National Council of Sports (NCS).

The trip is scheduled for June 2019 when the Premier League side is in preseason. 

NCS’ boss Bosco Onyik told Xinhua that they had reached an agreement with the Gunners as part a sports tourism project. 

“We went to London last month on January 16th and had three meetings with management of Arsenal FC with the aim of partnering with them,” the NCS’ boss was quoted. 

Cranes to train at the Emirates 

Arsenal is expected to host the Uganda National team - Uganda Cranes- As part of the agreement. 

Local coaches are also expected to benefit through a special training programme with the Arsenal coaches.

“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.”

Coaches from the London-based club are slated to arrive in Kampala in March to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

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