Former Gunners Tony Adams and Lauren travelled to Africa recently to launch the third season of the Airtel Rising Stars tournament, as part of Arsenal's partnership with the mobile network provider.

Lauren visited Uganda and Rwanda, launching the Airtel Rising Stars programme in both countries. The former Arsenal full back spent time on two of Uganda's biggest radio stations discussing his time with the Club and gave away gifts including tickets to a Q&A and signed Arsenal prizes.

Lauren also attended a screening of Arsenal's game against Manchester United, entertaining the crowd with tactical analysis during and after the game.

After launching the first Airtel Rising Stars tournament to be held in Rwanda, the Cameroonian visited the National Genocide Memorial, where he learnt more about the country's tragic past before making a donation to the centre's ongoing community work on behalf of Airtel.

Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Tony Adams travelled to Ghana, where he made a host of appearances on television and radio, visited the Airtel offices, attended a live screening of the Manchester United match and also met with the Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, who is a massive Arsenal fan.

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