TZ Boys smell fortune in ICC Cricket qualifiers

THE national Under-19 cricket team’s coach, Kassim Nassoro is beaming with confidence that his youthful boys will excel at the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifiers in Rwanda.

YOUNG AS Group Africans D visiting have snatched teams exa new pected striker to from jet in Biashara Dar es United Salaam Mara, Yusuph Athuman, who has today ready for the inaugural signed a two-year deal with the Basketball Africa League (BAL) Jangwani Malawi’s Street Brave club. Hearts have

The highly motivated boys left yesterday for the Rwandan capital Kigali ahead of the qualifiers to start on September 30th this year.

pulled It was out confirmed yesterday of the competition. through Yanga’s official Instagram Tanzania Basketball Fedaccount. The youngster served his eration (TBF) president Phares former Magesa club told in the ‘Daily News’ in 216 minutes and managed Dar es to Salaam pocket that preparation three goals and two has assists. been finalised for the event to

The fixture shows that Tanzania will lock horn with hosts, Rwanda in one of the opening battles. Namibia will also have an opening date against Uganda.

he istake After place his announcement, at Don Bosco Oystersued his appreciation to the club for bay courts in the city. offering Dar him es a Salaam chance has to return been givto his en youth an honour club, “I am happy to reto host the Group D turn qualifying home; it competition is an honour that to wear starts the today Young and Africans winds jersey.” up on October 20th Athuman this year. joins the list of the newly-signed Jangwani Street boys, Magesa said that everything where on the weekend; Yanga also is going on well for the league announced organised the by arrival FIBA of Congo DR Africa in forward collaboration Fiston Mayele. with National Bas-

Nassoro, who is a coach cumplayer, said yesterday that they have conducted intensive training ahead of the five-country tournament, billed to be tough and exciting, but remained optimistic of their positive participation.

“We have had good training on batting, fielding and bowling and we are ready to sparkle and secure a berth in the qualifying series,” said Nassoro.

ketball Shortly America after Mayele (NBA) arrived to start and sealed his contract, he was honas planned. oured to witness his new club playGroup D battle comprises ing hosts Champions JKT, Patriot against Nyasa Big Bullets FC, where the game completed with a (Rwanda), Hawassa (Ethiopia), 1-1 City Oilers (Uganda), Brave draw at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium Hearts in Dar (Malawi), es Salaam. and Dynamo

Members of the team were flagged off at the National Sports Council (NSC) by the Permanent Secretary of The Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Hassan Abbasi and Director of Sports Yusuf Singo.

(Burundi) Mayele also showered his apand the team are vypreciation ing for two for signing and acknowlslots. edged Magesa the incredible said reception he that Brave was Hearts offered is after only his team arrival, that “I am has thrilled pulled to out of the competition so join a club with a great history (Yanga). I thank the fans for far. a good We reception” expect . other teams to be

The duo wished the team all the best, urging the players to remain focused and secures chances of doing well at the qualifiers.

well known among in Mayele Dar es is Salaam by tomorrow the for football the battle. fraternity in the country as The BAL tournament which he scored the opening goal in has an international replaced the friendly former African match between Taifa Stars and DR Congo Club Championship, is eligible on for January men’s 12th teams this only. year at Benjamin Mkapa The president Stadium in Dar es Sastressed that laam clubs ended from 1-1. 48 African countries

Dhrumit Mehta will be leading the team as the captain to compete against other well drilled sides of Rwanda, Kenya, Rwanda, Namibia and Nigeria.

The Head Coach is Yahya Jiwa and will be assisted by Nassoro in their mission.

Yanga SC will With battle Azam it FC out and in the prelimiintroducing naries stage their which new players, the consists six country’s champions Simba SC are groups with two teams to sail looking forward to begin preparathrough to the second round. tions for the new mainland premier He said the teams that sail league through season will and form CAF Championtwo groups ships with on best of three qualifying for August 8th.

Tanzania has regularly been participating at the World Cup Qualifying series, but has never qualified to play for the World Cup.

However, chances are there for the U-19 boys to grab the chance considering the fact that they are capable of doing that.

the After BAL winning 2020 final the Azam Sports battle. Federation Six teams Cup, from the players were second round given will a join other six from Africa’s 10-day break.

The 2022 Under-19 Cricket World Cup qualification will be a series of regional qualification tournaments to determine the final five places at the 2022 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Simba SC also stated that their well developed countries in basHead ketball Coach such Didier as Senegal, NigeGomes had also travelled to France for a break; ria, Egypt, Angola, Tunisia and similar to foreign players have been Morocco to form 12 teams that allowed will be to return home to see their pooled into two groups families. and battle it out for the league’s

The women’s side had recently participated at the recently ended 2021 ICC Africa Qualifiers in Botswana and triumphed up well to win accolades from the ministry’s top officials.

top Through honour. Simba’s official website, it has Meanwhile, been stated Magesa that the playsaid ers that will set a camp abroad; however, about 30 participants have it is attended not yet FIBA basketball techniknown which country they cal will course camp

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