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Manchester United Soccer Schools coaches tutor Excel Academy kids

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 20th May 2019 07:47 PM

The training for children, Under 10 and Under 12 that started Monday at the StarTimes Stadium has been made possible through an on-going partnership between Manchester United and Kansai Plascon.

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Manchester United coach Chris O'Brein (right) from the Manchester United Soccer Schools conducts a training program with children from the Excel Soccer Academy at the StatTimes Stadium, May 20 2019. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

The training for children, Under 10 and Under 12 that started Monday at the StarTimes Stadium has been made possible through an on-going partnership between Manchester United and Kansai Plascon.

 
Manchester United coaches Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien from the Manchester United Soccer Schools, complete a two-day training program with 128 players from the Excel Soccer Academy on Tuesday.
 
The training for children, Under 10 and Under 12 that started Monday at the StarTimes Stadium has been made possible through an on-going partnership between Manchester United and Kansai Plascon. It follows South African Manchester United legend and ambassador Quinton Fortune visit to Kampala last week.
 
Addressing the media before the training, Neary said they travel around the world meeting coaches and youngsters trying to pass on the methodology that has produced some of the youngsters that have gone on to play for Manchester United.
 
“We as a club have a special record and history of developing young players from a young age and give them an opportunity to play for the senior team. The environment that they are brought up in is what we take around the world.”
 

 Manchester United coach Mike Neary from the Manchester United Soccer Schools conducts a training program with children from the Excel Soccer Academy at the StarTimes Stadium. 

 “We are very happy and excited to be in Uganda and we are glad to be here to experience, the culture, the climate; it’s a fantastic experience that we shall learn from and hope the children enjoy it,” Neary said.
 
Kansai Plascon Regional Manager Lungi Koni said sports development was one of their strategic focal points.
 
“Through soccer academies like this, children are taught to be goal oriented and to focus on everything they do. We would like to see these children and many others grow into responsible contributors to the Ugandan society,” Koni said.
 

 Manchester United coach Chris O'Brein (left) and Mike Neary (right) pose with Kansai Plascon's Daniel Kayongo (2nd left), Plascon Marketing Manager Tyron Immelmann and Kansai Plascon Regional Manager Lungi Koni before they conducted a training program with children from the  Excel Soccer Academy at the StatTimes Stadium. 

The participants each bought a ticket worth sh10, 000/- which went into a raffle from which Timothy Mwesigwa emerged winner of an originalManchester United jersey autograpg=hed by Anthony Martial.
 
Proceeds from the ticket sales were handed over to Restore, an organization whose focus is to restoring hope and transforming lives of 8-18-year-old male street children in Kampala.
 
Some of the children have been horn their skills with Excel Soccer Academy.
 
 

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