Lebanon’s Nejmeh sign cooperation agreement with Arsenal

Lebanon’s Nejmeh sign cooperation agreement with Arsenal
Aubameyang, right, after scoring Arsenal’s second goal with Lacazette in a 2 — 1 win over Burnley. The flagship English club has signed a cooperation agreement with Nejmeh Sporting Club. (Reuters)
Updated 18 October 2019

Lebanon’s Nejmeh sign cooperation agreement with Arsenal

Lebanon’s Nejmeh sign cooperation agreement with Arsenal
  • Flagship English club Arsenal F.C. has signed a cooperation agreement with Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club
  • Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing

LONDON: Lebanon’s Nejmeh Sporting Club has signed a cooperation agreement with Premier League side Arsenal F.C.

As part of the agreement, Arsenal will assist Nejmeh at academy level, coaching of age-group teams and in business-related areas such as administration and marketing.

Nejmeh’s President Asaad Saccal instructed club director, Jamal Al-Jurdi, to follow up on the English club’s offer of assistance.

Nejmeh Sporting Club is only one of a few Middle Eastern clubs to have received such an offer from one of England’s long-standing premier football clubs.

Nejmeh S.C. is based in the Manara district of Ras Beirut. The Beirut derby with Ansar has historically been the most anticipated game in Lebanon.