ZANZIBAR: English Premier League side Chelsea is poised to play a significant role in promoting tourism in Zanzibar.
This development was revealed following a meeting between Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi and Barnes Hampel, Head of Partnership Sales at Chelsea, held at the State House in Zanzibar on Thursday.
Additionally, it was announced that Chelsea will establish football academies in the Isles.
Chelsea Women, a success story of the 21st century, have made significant strides on both domestic and international stages. Interestingly, Stamford Bridge, the club’s home ground, has a historical connection to female football dating back 100 years, despite a nationwide ban at the time.
After the ban was lifted, Chelsea swiftly embraced women’s football, eventually integrating it into the main club structure and achieving remarkable success.
The club boasts an impressive trophy cabinet, including two UEFA Champions League titles, six Premier League titles, and eight FA Cup victories.
This partnership between Chelsea and Zanzibar signals a promising collaboration that will not only bolster tourism but also provide opportunities for youth development through football academies.