Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is celebrating his 61st birthday with excitement over the continued winning spirit of his favourite British football club Arsenal.
Kagame, an ardent Arsenal fan, expressed his excitement over the club’s winning comeback – following last night’s 3-1 win against Leicester City on Monday night.
“Happy for Arsenal going coming back to good game and winning ways!!! Congrats,” Kagame posted on his official twitter handle.
Arsenal had not gained any major trophy since the 2005 FA Cup until 17 May 2014 when they beat Hull City in the 2014 FA Cup Final, coming back from a 2–0 deficit to win the match 3–2.
Unai Emery’s side continued their recent revival by making it 10 wins.
Arsenal last entertained its fans with winning spirits in 2003–04 when the club enjoyed a record-breaking season when they won the Premiership unbeaten (26 wins, 12 draws, 0 defeats) – finishing a clear 11 points ahead of second-place Chelsea.
They became only the second team to do so, the first having been Preston North End in 1888–89. However, their rivals for the title gained revenge in other competitions and Arsenal were later defeated in the Champions League quarter-finals and FA Cup semi-finals by Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively, in successive matches.
Kagame had in recent months criticised Arsenal under former manager Arsene Wenger for losing its initial winning calibre after the club was fall short of winning almost every game they played.
The clubs winning days comes back at a time when Rwanda signed a multi million deal with Arsenal to promote Rwanda tourism at every game played with the #VisitRwanda tag appearing on Arsenal player’s left side of the jersey and on field adverts running during the 90 minutes of the match time.