Michigan’s annual spring field trip will head to South Africa in 2019. Wolverines director of football operations Mark Taurisani announced the destination on Twitter on Tuesday.

This will be the first voyage to Africa for Michigan. The Wolverines visited Italy in 2017 and France last season. Michigan practiced in Italy but did not do so in France and will not in South Africa either.

Donors have covered the costs of Michigan’s trips, primarily U-M alum Bobby Kotick.

The excursion will leave after the end of Michigan’s spring semester. The Wolverines will play their spring game on April 13.

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