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Arsenal Will Play In Uganda As Part Of Its 2019 Pre-Season Campaign

Arsenal Will Play In Uganda As Part Of Its 2019 Pre-Season Campaign

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Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Alex Iwobi, left, during the second half of the MLS All-Star soccer game against the MLS All-Stars on Thursday, July 28, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. Arsenal won 2-1. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The 2017/2018 Premier League season will end soon. And, damn what you might think, Arsenal isn’t letting their average outing ruin their chances of preparing for a stellar 2019. They’re already making plans for a pre-season tour of Africa which will see them play a match in Uganda.

This was revealed by Bosco Onyik, Chairman of the Uganda National Council of Sports, who paid a visit to the club with the aim of bringing Arsenal to Uganda, to boost sports tourism. With the deal reportedly finalized, Onyik told Xinhua:

“We agreed that they will train some of our coaches, give the Uganda Cranes a chance to train at the Emirates Stadium in London, build an academy and also have their team visit in June next year to tour Uganda and play some matches.”
Arsenal’s first tour of Africa was in 1993 when they played Manchester United and local clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in South Africa.

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