Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Young Africans Take in the Toon

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Young Africans Take in the Toon

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Byline: Ruth Lawson Reporter ruth.lawson@ncjmedia.co.uk

ASPIRING African footballers made the 4,500-mile journey to Tyneside to take on local junior teams.

The group of youngsters from Ligi Ndogo football club based in Nairobi, Kenya, are being hosted during their week-long visit by Montagu North Fenham Juniors in Newcastle.

The teams took each other on in a friendly game on Monday afternoon and their skills were matched with it ending in a 3-3 tie.

The Ligi Ndogo club, most of whom were visiting the UK for the first time, were also treated to a day out in Newcastle seeing the sights.

Their first port of call was obviously the famous St James' Park stadium where they enjoyed a tour before they set out around the city centre with players from Montagu acting as their guides for the day.

The visit was orchestrated by Malcolm Nevin, who is involved in a football training scheme in Kenya that sees him head over there to coach youngsters. …

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