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From Northern Ireland to Uganda

Like everywhere else in the UK, Northern Ireland has many football fans, but one Christian couple living here have used the sport as a way of reaching out to village children in Uganda.

Sam Senyonga is from Uganda and his wife Zara comes from Northern Ireland. In 2009 they founded a charity called Shades of Hope, and one of its aims was to set up a football academy in Uganda, in Sam’s village about an hour’s drive from Kampala, the Ugandan capital.

Sam and Zara spoke to Premier's Colm Flanagan who asked Sam: what was behind this unusual mission idea? 

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