Sunderland continue to seek closer ties with African business.

Sunderland reps have been in Africa for the past week, leading business meetings with work in Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa.

Commercial director Gary Hutchinson commented: "it's great to be able to showcase the great work that the club does and to build on our relationships with some of the biggest businesses in Africa.

"We have visited our projects in Tanzania, whilst visiting clubs who we have partnerships with in Ghana and South Africa and the trip has been a great success."

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