Drake says it will play football game in Africa
Drake University plans to face an all-star team from Mexico in
Tanzania next year in what the school says will be the first
American football game ever played in Africa.
The school announced Wednesday that the Bulldogs, who compete in
the Football Championship Subdivision, will play on May 21 in
Moshi, Tanzania, in the inaugural Global Kilimanjaro Bowl.
Players from each team will hold a football clinic for local
children. They’ll also stay after the game for community service
projects, including work on an orphanage, and to hike Mount
Drake coach Chris Creighton says the trip will meet his dream of
bringing American football to a place that’s never experienced it
Drake officials didn’t specify the cost of the trip but say they
were accepting donations to help cover expenses.