club24 May 2020

#ACMILANTOGETHER: THE WEEKLY UPDATE

The weekly update regarding our main activities

TRAINING AT MILANELLO, WEEK THREE
Tomorrow the players will start their third week of training at Milanello in accordance with the health protocol. Stefano Pioli will have the whole First Team squad available, except for Franck Kessie, who is currently being quarantined after travelling back to Italy recently. The schedule includes the first session on Monday, May 25, in the morning, a double training session on Tuesday and morning sessions for the rest of the week.

FONDAZIONE MILAN SUPPORTS ALICE FOR CHILDREN AND THE PROJECT "CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION PLAN" IN KENYA
Fondazione Milan continues to support the most vulnerable people who are facing the Covid-19 emergency. Among the 2020 projects, Fondazione Milan had already decided to support one of the activities powered by Alice for Children dedicated to social inclusion through sport and has now chosen to focus on the prevention plan becoming the main donor of an initiative that today is even more necessary to tackle the Covid-19 emergency. Alice for Children has built and currently manages two primary schools that house 2,000 kids from Korogocho and Dandora, two of the most populated slums in Nairobi.

The aim of the project is to provide for the medical screening of the 2,000 pupils, thanks to a team formed by a nurse from the local E.R., a social worker and one of the teachers of the school. The team also monitors the families’ situation and delivers the food needed for the week. To date, they have visited about half of the families of the pupils who attend Alice's two schools.

The relationship between Fondazione Milan and Alice for Children is well established and the two organisations started working together on the 2011 Slum Champions League project and organised a football tournament for the teams of the pupils of the schools of Nairobi's major slums. The winners were awarded by Franco Baresi (AC Milan's legendary captain and Brand Ambassador) and the then Italian Ambassador to Kenya Paola Imperiale.

A NEW STADIUM FOR MILAN: WORK IN PROGRESS
The Ministry of Cultural Heritage answered to the Municipality of Milan through the Regional Commission for the Cultural Heritage of Lombardy. The detailed note states that "the stadium has no cultural interest and as such is excluded from the protection provisions."

AC Milan is in close contact with the Municipality of Milan following the submission of the two proposals for the reconversion of the Giuseppe Meazza stadium. The new concepts provide for the retention of a part of the current facility within a new retail and sports district dedicated to fans, families and to the next generations, therefore preserving the historical and cultural value of San Siro.

#ACMILANTOGETHER: GABBIA AND ÇALHANOĞLU, READY TO JUMP-START
Matteo Gabbia and Hakan Çalhanoğlu: the Rossoneri are longing to play and to actively participate in the Country's recovery.

Matteo Gabbia: "Fortunately things are improving. When they told us we could return at Milanello I was very happy and as was looking forward to resuming training. We’re longing to play and I believe that if the championship resumes, we can send a message of confidence and hope to fans at a stage that is still difficult."

Hakan Çalhanoğlu: "I hope we're going to resume the matches because football is our life. Our goals are still the UEFA Europa League and the Italian Cup, we want to do our best to hit these targets."

Let's stand united and let’s respect the rules. Sempre Milan!

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