Guinness will be conducting a soccer camp with four community teams in Nairobi next month. As part of the camp, football legend and former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, will drop in and meet the teams during his visit to Kenya early next month.
Thierry Henry, will be visiting Kenya on 15th-16th December as part of the Guinness Made of Black program.
The selected teams comprising upcoming players from different parts of the country who have shown their Made of Black spirit on the pitch, will have the opportunity to demonstrate their bold play in front of Thierry Henry in a game officiated by Tabitha Njoroge, the Kenyan Premier League referee and the only female referee in the league.
The soccer camp is part of Guinness on going activities aimed at bringing football closer to the community country wide.
The football star will work with Guinness in Kenya and across Africa to shine a light on those who demonstrate their Made of Black spirit.
“The session will be attended by Thierry as well as coaches from the selected teams, for the players – it’s about getting advice on how to progress in soccer as a profession.
Kenya has so much burgeoning soccer talent, however, many times players miss out on the guidance and career advice that will take them to the next level.
We believe this camp will be an eye opener for these players who want to grow to become professionals”, said Nduku Wamakau, Marketing Manager – Guinness, Kenya.
The statement comes two months after announcing a major partnership with legendary footballer, Thierry Henry; an international football icon.
As part of the Guinness Made of Black programme, Guinness will be working with Henry to celebrate the unique passion of African fans and their Made of Black spirit, and giving Kenyan football fans the chance to meet the former Arsenal Centre Forward when he visits Kenya.
Guinness will be giving football lovers a chance to meet Thierry Henry in the ultimate Fanzone experience during his visit in Kenya and stand a chance to win a share of KSH 50 million cash prizes in the exciting Guinness consumer promotion – Be a Front Row Fan. The consumers will be required to send the code under the crown to 22110 on all Guinness promotional bottles, in addition, some lucky consumers will have a chance to win Airtime, Guinness beer towers and 40 Inch smart TVs.
Thierry Henry is a French footballer famous for his time at English Premier League Club Arsenal where he was part of a team that won two league titles and three FA Cups as well as leading his team to the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final in his role as captain.
Named Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year twice, and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year three times, Thierry Henry enriched the football viewing experience for all fans of the sport.
Thierry was Arsenal Football Club’s top goal scorer every season for seven straight seasons, and became their greatest ever goal scorer in the history of the club and the top goal scorer in the English Premier League in four different seasons.
Henry has demonstrated his own Made of Black spirit by becoming an unstoppable force for Arsenal winning four Premier League Golden Boot Awards and twice finished runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year honors as Arsenal notched a pair of Premier League titles and three FA Cup victories.