Choir members glad to score a couple of new football shirts

TWO members of a children’s choir from Uganda have scored new football shirts, thanks to a Northumberland team.

Nelson Kato Mubiru and Andrew Kyaterekera, both members of the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir, were presented with Bedlington Town shirts during a training session with the club’s under-nines team.

The boys have been performing with the choir across the north east to raise funds for the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation, set up to provide free or subsidised education for more than 2,200 children in Uganda.

While here, the boys have been staying with under-nines captain James Kirby and his family.

David Langhorne, manager of the under-nines side, said: “We welcome the links with the Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir, and the training session provided a great opportunity for Nelson and Andrew to share a bit of their own culture with the players.

“Their passion for football shone through.”