The Taifa Cup basketball championship kicks off in Dar es Salaam today.
Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) assistant secretary general Michael Maluwe said yesterday that the week-long inter-regional championship will be played at two grounds, Leaders Club and Don Bosco.
Maluwe said that the tournament will attract 19 regions, with hosts Dar es Salaam fielding teams from Temeke, Ilala and Kinondoni.
Others are Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara, Rukwa, Mbeya and Iringa. There are also Manyara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Dodoma, Mara, while Zanzibar fields Unguja and Pemba.
Opening matches are Ilala vs Pemba, Tabora vs Manyara, Kinondoni vs Mwanza and Kilimanjaro vs Morogoro.
Winners in each category will represent the country in international meets.
The event is sponsored by the Tanzania Breweries Limited through Castle Lite to the tune of Sh28m, the official added.