Arsenal legend Sol Campbell to visit Kenya at the end of May

Sol Campbell
Sol Campbell at the 2014 One Young World Conference in Dublin, Ireland. (Cropped from an original photograph by Stefan Schafer and use under the Creative Commons licence).

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Newcastle United and England star Sol Campbell will become the latest British football player to fly in to East Africa to share his knowledge of the game at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies.

He follows in the footsteps of fellow ex-Gunners Robert Pires and Nwankwo Kanu in visiting Kenya to help develop the game in the country and will be accompanied by three Arsenal coaches; Paul Drew Tyler, Mohammed Moaz Awadelkarim and Rupen Shah.

The team will meet with 60 certified Kenyan coaches from grassroots football clubs, to give international coaching to the group to help them sharpen their skills.

The six-day visit, organised by the Kenyan Premier League’s official leagues sponsors Sportpesa in partnership with Arsenal, also aims to develop a local football curriculum which will be based on the Gunners’ academy program.

Campbell is scheduled to arrive in the country on Monday, May 23, and stay until Saturday, May 28.