SPORTS stakeholders have positively responded to President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s directives to support the national teams in playing in global level competitions.
This Wednesday, stakeholders contributed 1.26bn/- as support to the national amputee football team (Tembo Warriors), who will play in the 2022 Amputee Soccer World Cup in Turkey in October; and the U-17 National Women team (Serengeti Girls) who will participate in FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India in November.
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa chaired the fundraising event on behalf of President Samia in the event also witnessed by the Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports, Mohamed Mchengerwa and other government officials.
“President Samia Suluhu Hassan convened this meeting; I and the Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports, Mchengerwa have chaired on her behalf,”
Prime Minister Majaliwa noted.
He made these remarks after stakeholders handed in their contributions and pledges. The event was held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, in Dar es Salaam.
The Premier hailed the stakeholders for their contributions insisting that these contributions are a message that Tanzanians want trophies.
“These contributions are signs of patriotism and it is a motivation to the national teams,” said Majaliwa.
On his side, Minister Mchengerwa remarked that the teams need 3.76 bn/- to cover both teams’ preparation, of which he highlighted Serengeti Girls need 2.57bn/- and Tembo Warriors need 1.19 bn/-.
“We have made plans to send both teams abroad for camping before the tournaments begin.
Where Serengeti Girls will camp in England and later participate in a tournament in Dubai whereas the amputee squad will camp in Turkey two weeks before the tournament begins,” Mchengerwa said.