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Poulsen conducts coaching seminar for youth coaches

14th March 2012
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Tanzania national soccer team coach Jan Poulsen

The Tanzania national soccer team coach Jan Poulsen would conduct a week-long coaching course for young coaches in Arusha starting on Sunday.

The course has been organized by Moivaro Youth Football League (MYFL) as confirmed by Alfred Itaeli who said that the International School Moshi-Arusha campus is the hosting the event.

The other venue for the course is Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium, where 22 coaches will be involved.

“This is to help in the overall and long term development of the game from the grassroots,” said Itaeli.

Poulsen who is a FIFA instructor together with one of the Tanzania under 17 and 20 national team coach, Kim Poulsen will on Saturday watch finals of the youth league in Arusha.

Itaeli said that the league which kicked-off since last September will come to an end on Saturday at the International School Moshi-Arusha campus grounds.

The Arusha Regional Commissioner, Magesa Mulongo and City Council Mayor, Gaudence Lyimo, will be among the key figures to grace the important event.

According to Itaeli, the league involved boys and girls of under 10, 12, 14, and 16 years of ages.

On the final results, the official said that for boys whose ages were under 10, Young Life took the lead, followed by Future Star (Advance).

Young Life also took the lead for the under 12, followed by Future Star (Mambas).

For the under 14, Future Stars (Mambas) took the lead, followed by Habari Maalum and for the under 16, Young Life was on the lead followed by Future Star

For girls, Future Stars (Advance) took the lead followed by Future Star (Mambas).

Itaeli, who is the Future Stars Academy (FSA) founder and director, said the idea of the league was to unearth talents amongst children and take them into the next level of training.

“We have discovered that there are lots of talents amongst youths but needs to be boosted and this league was one of the important yardsticks,” he said.

“The league is a great way of keeping kids/youth active in a positive environment. All kids in the MYFL and FSA must be attending school to participate, which is a good plus to ensure the youth of tomorrow have a sound education structure.”

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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