Kagera Darts Association’s (KDA) chairman, Rafael Ruta, said the region’s darts players are presently battling it out in the regional darts league as part of their preparations for the TADA Cup.
“We have prepared well for the forthcoming tournament and ready to play our hearts out in a bid to excel in the event,” Ruta said.
Ruta said three outfits are taking part in the regional darts league, which involves singles, doubles and team games, with the teams playing round robin format.
The clubs, which are all from the Bukoba district, are Mnazi Mmoja Club, Westland Darts Club and Bukoba Darts Club.
“There are no darts players from Kagera’s other districts, Karagwe and Ngara, therefore Bukoba outfits are the ones taking part in the league,” he said.
The regional darts league, he said, had been taking place for the past four weeks and was scheduled to come to an end yesterday.
The league has moved to the second phase after the first one had came to an end last week.Ruta also said KDA is still waiting for directives from TADA on the procedures the former has to fulfill with a view to seeing to it that the TADA Cup is well organised.
The tournament, organised by the Tanzania Darts Association (TADA) involves darts outfits from across the country in an effort to maintain effective promotion of the game.
The tournament, as disclosed by TADA vice chairperson Redempta Mwebesa, is expected to take place from July 30 to 31 and will see participating regions lock horns in singles, doubles and team events.
Mwebesa said TADA will have to depend on the tournament’s entry fees to meet the organisation cost, given that the body’s efforts to secure sponsorship ended in vain.
Despite having failed to access financial support for the tournament, Mwebesa added, almost all of the regions have shown interest in playing in the tournament.
She said all teams that have confirmed to participate in the tournament are required to arrive in Kagera on July 29 for registrations and preparation of the tournament’s fixture.