A ZANZIBAR-BASED sports foundation has sponsored the former national team players; Othman Abdallah Foum and Seif Nassor Baussi to travel to Egypt to watch AFCON matches.
The continental level national teams’ tournament is scheduled to kick off in Egypt on June 21st.
Mimi na Wewe Foundation, is the name of the organisation that has offered a 100 per cent sponsorship to two former Taifa Stars players, according to report unveiled yesterday by the President of Zanzibar Football Federation, Seif Kombo Pandu.
Pandu said the foundation has rewarded the sponsorship to the two players as recognition for their contribution in developing football in the Isles and Tanzania as a whole.
“They deserve respect and honour for what they have done to the Isles football. They have done a lot and we must honour them,” said Pandu.
The two former players will stay in Egypt for ten days under the foundation sponsorship. “However, they must stay more than ten days if our national team manages to advance to the higher stages.
We will offer them additional package if our team advance to the semis or final,” he elaborated.
Speaking during an occasion to announce its sponsorship, the foundation’s chairman Ayub Mohamed Ayub said the selection of the former national team players meant to strengthen good ties between the foundation and the players who served well the Isles football sector.
"Unity or solidarity is what we focus on here as we want our players to be recognised and honoured,” he added.