FARU volleyball team has been commended for their effort to improve its players’ skills through big international level tournaments.
The team represented well Tanzania in two major tournaments played at the regional level in Kenya and Rwanda.
FARU arrived in Dar es Salaam yesterday after representing Tanzania in the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Volleyball tournament that ended in Kigali over the weekend.
The Kigali event came two weeks after they took part in the AMACO International Volleyball Tournament staged at the Eldoret Polytechnic in Eldoret in Kenya.
However, the Faru founder and head coach Nasoro Sharifu said his team has learnt a big lesson from the both tournaments and now are heading for the brighter future.
Volleyball stakeholders Dar es Salaam Regional Volleyball Association (DAREVA) technical committee chairman Rogsen Joseph and Emmanuel Manase hailed the efforts being done by Faru to promote volleyball and its players. Joseph said: “I want to complement Faru for the good work; they have been good example for others to follow.”
Manase added: “I congratulate you Faru, you’re doing wonderful job, you represented well Tanzania and we are all proud for you.”
At the Kigali event Faru were pooled in Group B together with hosts Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and IPRC West in the event that attracted teams from Kenya, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville, DRC, Burundi, and Tanzania and hosts Rwanda.
Faru lost 3-1 to IPRC West(22 - 25, 2I - 25, 25-23, 21 – 25) in the first match, before losing again 3-1 (19-25, 25 - 16, 17 – 25 and 22 – 25) to REG, the team that Tanzanian Jackson Mmary plays.