Friday, May 04, 2012


Arsenal have announced that the first-team squad will travel to Nigeria this summer for a pre-season match in Abuja on Sunday, August 5.
According to the club’s official website, ‘The Gunners’ first match on Nigerian soil will be staged at the 60,000-capacity Abuja National Stadium.

The club last visited Africa during a tour to South Africa in July 1993, and are returning as a result of the fantastic support which exists for the team, not only in Nigeria, but across the entire continent.

The Gunners will start their overseas tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 24 before travelling to China and Hong Kong in same month of July. 

The Gunners then travel to China, to play against Manchester City in Beijing on Friday, July 27, followed by a trip to Hong Kong for a match against Kitchee FC on Sunday, July 29.

Further details regarding the match in Nigeria will feature on as soon as they are confirmed. 

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