CLUB NEWS

28/10/2011 15:43, Report by Sarah Kester

Robbo visits Africa

United legend and club ambassador Bryan Robson has been in Africa this week for the closing stages of the 'Airtel Rising Stars' football clinics in Gabon and Tanzania.

The visit has helped to raise awareness of the programme, which was devised by club sponsors Airtel and aims to develop young talent in Africa through an Under-17 boys/girls football competition across the continent.

Bryan began his visit in Gabon before heading to Tanzania, where he met those players fortunate enough to have made it to the finals of the tournament. The former club skipper took part in training sessions with the young finalists organised by Manchester United Soccer Schools.

The tournament has been a huge success, attracting 36,000 participants across 15 countries. With another tournament planned for next year, the club hope even more players will have the opportunity to 'learn to play the United way'.

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