English footballers Arsenal will make their first visit to Africa when they travel to Abuja, Nigeria to play a game on 5 August, 2012. According to Gillian Langmead, MD for Langmead and Baker, Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines will help to connect Arsenal fans in Africa and Asia.
The carrier will sponsor the club’s summer tour.Emirates is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and flies from Harare International Airport direct to Lusaka and then to Dubai five times a week.
The Arsenal 2012 tour will provide an opportunity for many to watch the club’s huge following of international supporters to see the likes of Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott in action for the first time, according to Langmead.
The tour kicks off in Malaysia on 24 July when the club plays a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur.