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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

CHANETA uncertain of world tournament

13th February 2013
Rose Mkisi
The netball association of Tanzania (CHANETA) is uncertain to send a team into the seventh edition of World Youth Under-21 championship scheduled for Glasgow in August.
The body’s acting secretary general, Rose Mkisi, said the association still keeps their fingers crossed hoping to secure enough bursaries to send the team to Scotland for the event to be held at the Glasgow’s National Indoor Sports Arena between August 22nd and 31st. 
However, the Chaneta official declined to say how much money is needed to send the team for the championship.
According to International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA), the organisers require the participating countries to pay for their accommodation throughout the event’s duration.
“The championship is vital and important because it will help to expose our young players,” she said.
The last championship took place in Cook Islands in 2009 where 20 teams from all over the world took part.
 Previous hosts of the tournament, which is held every after four years, were United States of America, Wales, Canada, Fiji and Australia.
Meanwhile, Mkisi urged those interested to contest for Chaneta’s general election to pick up forms.
The election will be held in Dodoma on March 23. 
Anna Bayi is the incumbent chairperson of the netball association.


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