THE national darts team leaves today for Nairobi, Kenya to compete in the East Africa Darts Federation and Kenya Open Darts Championship set to begin on Sunday to Tuesday.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday in Dar es Salaam before the flag-off occasion, General Secretary of Tanzania Darts Association (TADA), Subira Waziri, said they are heading to Kenya to win the two competitions.
“Despite many challenges we face at TADA, we have seen it necessary to go and compete in the event to prove that the sport of Darts is active in the country,” Waziri said.
She added that the two teams which consist of male team with four members and female team with two players have been well drilled to defeat other competing national teams from East Africa block.
“This year, we wanted to go with the full squad of 12 players but due to financial constraints, we have managed to let six players and two leaders to make the trip,” she said.
In his remarks, the National Sports Council (NSC) Acting General Secretary, Alex Mkeyenge, who presented the national flag to the team urged the departing team to work hard to win the two competitions and bring home championships.
“Tanzania darts team has been doing well in various international events and I have no doubt that this time around, you will continue with your winning legacy,” he said.
Additionally, the NSC boss urged players to maintain discipline throughout their stay in Kenya, while at the same time, insisting on the sponsors to come forward and assist the national team.
“When you do well in your various assignments, definitely, sponsors will come and knock at your doors hence always put in your mind that positive results matters most in your success as the team,” Mkeyenge said.
In the same token, the team’s captain Moses Chacha said they will perfectly fly high the country’s flag by winning all their matches to put the nation on the EAC map.
“Other countries fear us a lot as far as this competition is concerned and this is our advantage to do well. Every member in the team is looking forward to excel,” he said.