Arsenal FC is set to visit Uganda

Arsenal are set to visit Uganda as part of their 2019 summer pre-season plans, according to the Uganda  National Council of Sports.

It's been over two decades since the Gunners last played a fixture in Africa. That came in the summer of 1993 when the likes of Tony Adams, Anders Limpar and Paul Merson emerged victorious over Manchester United, Orlando Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs on a pre-season tour of South Africa.

They used the same trip to have meeting with the late great Nelson Mandela, South Africa first black president

In 2012 Arsenal had planned  to pay a visit to Nigeria, but the  trip was cancelled due to security and logistical concerns at that time. Arsenal sent delegation led by Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna to deliver apology for the cancellation of the game and there was also promise at the time that the club would return for a game a year later, but that never materialised and now it would appear that they are finally heading back to Africa.

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