The African Ducks! United donate kit to Tanzanian team

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Aylesbury United lost 3-1 to a team of schoolboys in a close season match 7,000 miles away from home ... well a Tanzanian take on the Ducks did after the club donated a full kit to a community group in the East African country.

Ken Slatter, whose son Sam is on the Ducks’ books, went to Tanzania as part of a scheme run by the British Council called ‘Connecting Classrooms’ and returned last week.

SLIDESHOW: A selection of images of the community group sporting the Aylesbury United kit taken by Ken on his trip to Tanzania.

Ken did his bit to give United a more global presence when he brought a full kit along with him after it was generously donated by the club.

Ken said of the trip: “It is meant to build partnerships between UK schools and schools in other Commonwealth countries.

“The school is called Sazira Secondary School in Bunda, Tanzania and it is 15 minutes from the Serengeti National Park which is an incredible place.

“Their head teacher is called Petro Josephat and he appreciated our donation.

“My other son Neel went with me and his club Leighton United also gave a set of shirts.”

After the kits were given out two teams played a game – a Sazira Secondary School school team taking Leighton United’s kit and the community group the Ducks strip.

“I regret to say the school team won 3-1,” Ken added.

Ducks chairman Graham Read was only too happy to see the kits find a new home 7,000 miles away and quipped: “We may not be back in Aylesbury but we’re in Tanzania!”