Eight netball teams have confirmed their participation at the coming Uhuru Cup which is slated to take place from November 30 to December 9 in Dar es Salaam.
The tournament is part of celebrations to mark 50 years of Tanganyika’s indepence.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday, the Tanzania Netball Association (CHANETA) acting general secretary, Rose Mkisi, said the tournament is of vital important to the country’s history.
She named the teams which have confirmed their participation as Jeshi Stars, JKT Mbweni, Polisi Dar, Polisi Morogoro, Mapinduzi Dodoma, Polisi Mara, Tamisemi and Filbert Bayi Secondary School from Pwani.
Mkisi said preparations for the tournament are going on smoothly and have reached an advanced stage, adding that CHANETA hopes that more teams will confirm their participation in the few coming days.
She also said her association has invited teams from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi for the tournament but they are waiting for their response.
Mkisi said closing date for confirming participation is November 28 and the fixtures for the tournament will be announced later.