By Peter ssebulime
Ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has arrived in the country. Former Arsenal FC defender will be in Uganda for over a month as a World Cup pundit. He joins Stoke City star Ibrahima Sonko who arrived on Monday this week. The duo were brought together by a betting company as football analysts on UBC TV during the World Cup games taking place in Russia.
Emmanuel Eboue is best remembered among football fans as a part of the famous Arsenal 2003/4 Invincibles team. He was also part of the Ivory Coast’s ‘golden generation’ that made it to the World Cup.
He has lately been in news after he reportedly ran broke due to divorce.
The 34 year old star who arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday morning was received by among others his Ugandan diehard fans who had been waiting for hours at the Airport.
Eboue has been going through tough times ever since he was forced by court to give almost everything that he sweated for while still at Arsenal to his wife Aurelie Bertrand in a court battle.
In his words to the press, Eboue advised the young stars to believe in themselves since talent comes from Africa.
“Young stars in Africa have to believe in themselves since they are tomorrow’s future for our continent” Said Eboue.
Other than giving rewards to people who shall predict world cup games every Monday and Friday on UBC, the duo are also to engage in various charity work activities before returning to their respective countries.