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Arsenal Legend Martin Keown to visit Ethiopia

Arsenal Legend Martin Keown to visit Ethiopia


Martin Keown, a key centre-back (defender) in “The Invincibles” team of Arsenal, will visit Ethiopia on 11 and 12 May, 2016 under the Dashen-Arsenal Partnership which seeks to boost grassroots football development in Ethiopia. 

Martin is the second Arsenal Legend to visit Ethiopia in six months. In December 2015, Ray Parlour, voted by fans as one of the 50 Greatest Players of Arsenal, visited Ethiopia to encourage grassroots football by meeting children and youth under various football projects in Addis Ababa including one at the Ethiopian Sports Academy.

Martin’s visit will be historic because he will be spending his two days in Gondar, home of Dashen Brewery, and in Addis Ababa. Martin will visit various tourist attractions including the mighty Dashen Mountain – the jewel of Simien Mountains National Park –  among others.

Just like Ray, Martin is also on the list of the “50 Gunners’ Greatest Players” standing at 20th.

Read more at: New Business Ethiopia