Japan and AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda to open football academy

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By: Danito Nsubuga

Japan Midfielder Keisuke Honda together with former teammate Sulley Ali Muntari visited Uganda on a drive to create awareness and promote football in Africa.

“I am going to partner with one of the top clubs here and make sure I start a project to develop young talent through an Academy. I want to see Uganda play at the World Cup,”

said Honda on Saturday 24th June while concluding his two day visit to Uganda on a humanitarian mission.

Honda, who was accompanied by his good friend and former teammate at AC Milan in Italy Sulley Ali Muntari, acts as a UN Global Advocate for Youth across the world.

Honda has constructed some football schools in Cambodia and Japan among others. The 31-year-old player said he wants to give opportunities to all children all over the world to have a dream.

Muntari hailed the special work ethic of Honda and the high level of professionalism which many youngsters should emulate. The two players also interacted with the President of federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa), Moses Magogo.

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