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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry coming to Kenya

Arsenal fans in Kenya have something special to look forward to with the impending visit to the country of legendary French footballer Thierry Henry.

The former Arsenal skipper’s tour in December will be made possible through a major partnership with East African Breweries Limited through the Guinness brand in what will be a thrilling experience for the Gunners fans in Kenya.

Henry is set to work with Guinness in Kenya and across Africa to shine a light on those who demonstrate their ‘Made of Black’ spirit.

The campaign’s aim is to celebrate the unique passion of African fans while giving Kenyan football fans a chance to meet Thierry Henry in person.

Commenting on the partnership, Henry said, “I am so excited… this will be my first time to visit Kenya and I have heard a lot about the huge passion for football that exists there.


“I can’t wait to arrive and meet all of the dedicated football fans and hear their stories” added Gunner’s all-time top scorer.

Guinness will be celebrating everyday football heroes over the next year and also those passionate about football by going above and beyond to fulfill their dreams and inspiring others.

Henry is 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.


This season, Guinness will be celebrating and uniting passionate football fans and rewarding them through incredible football experiences, including Fanzone activation for thousands of fans across the country with live football and music experiences.

Between October 3 and December 8, 2017, EABL will be giving football lovers a chance to meet Thierry Henry in an exciting new consumer promotion dubbed Be a Front Row Fan.

“We are really excited to be working with such a football legend this year. Henry carved his own path to bring his creative flair to the game, he worked hard to demonstrate and his skill and ability; ultimately changing the way the game was played in England and showing that he was truly Made of Black. He is an inspirational ambassador for our Made of Black campaign,” said Janice Kemoli, Head of Beer, Kenya Breweries Limited.