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airtel rising stars

airtel Rising Stars is a youth football initiative undertaken by airtel Africa, operating in 15 countries out of the 17 countries that airtel has operations i.e. Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, Niger, Madagascar and Gabon. This program, launched in 2011 is a soccer talent program that aims to focus on identifying and nurturing budding soccer talent from the grassroots onto an international stage. The program targets both boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17. The boys and girls are encouraged to form teams and register at selected locations including airtel shops after which they are entered into the tournament.

airtel partnered with Samsung Electronics as well as withthe two greatest soccer clubs Arsenal Football Club in some of the African countries and Manchester United Football Club in the others to enhance and support the airtel Rising Stars program.In this program, each country produces a top boys winning team and a top girls winning team, whichthenattend a one week football training camp in chosen countries. This year (2013) the ARS African championship finals were held Lagos, Nigeria.
 

 

Left is the ARS boys’ team, right is the girls’ team that represented Uganda at the ARS finals in Lagos
Nigeria 2013.  

 

 

Some of the rising stars ready to head to Nigeria for the finals.
 

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