Lindi Super Girls wins ARS title

30Aug 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Lindi Super Girls wins ARS title

SUPER Girls football team lived up to their name over the weekend when they thrashed FC Vito Malaika by 4-1 to become Lindi regional champions of the U-17 Airtel Rising Stars.

Super Girls team captain Tatu Makota receives Airtel Rising Stars champion trophy from Nachingwea District Administrative Secretary Hadja Sekibo after beating FC Vito Malaika by 4-1 at Sokoine football ground in Nachingwea over the weekend.

The exciting match was played at Sokoine football ground in Nachingwea.

The final match was preceded by a third winner playoff between Mpiruka Queens and Kipara Queens in which the former won 2-1 to finish third in the annual tournament whose main objective is to scout talent.

Signs that Super Girls would emerge victorious were evident in the early stages of the game in which they dominated and created numerous scoring opportunities. Their efforts paid off in the 15th minute when Ashura Mfaume scored following a good pass from Tatu Makota.

The goal inspired Super Girls players who forced more dangerous moves thereafter and it took them only three minutes to score the second through the same industrious lady striker, Ashura Mfaume who dismantled FC Vito defense to slam the ball into the net.

As if that was not enough, Super Girls kept on attacking their opponents mercilessly resulting in the third goal which was scored by Alia Fikiri in the 22nd minute when FC Vito defenders failed to make timely clearance of a corner kick.

The consolation goal for FC Vito Malaika came in the 27th minute when striker Sarah Isaac got Super Girls goalkeeper on the wrong foot with a power-packed close range shot which sailed into the net making it 3-1 at the half time mark.

On resumption, Super Girls went on with their goal hunting efforts and managed to score the fourth through Tatu Makota who converted through a penalty kick after FC Vito defender handed the ball in a desperate attempt to clear.

Speaking during the closing ceremony, guest of honor,the Nachingwea District Administrative secretary Hadja Sekibo, hailed sponsors of the tournament Airtel Tanzania for investing in girls’ football. ‘Let me take this opportunity to thank the management of Airtel Tanzania for supporting football and especially girls football which eventually creates employment fothe youth”, she said

On his part, Lindi football association acting secretary general Ally Mkadeba praised the football program as a tool for identification of talented youngsters in the region and the country at large.

“I am confident that the 16 players team selected to represent Lindi at the coming national finals in Dar es Salaam will perform well,” he said. The national finals will be held from September 6th to 11

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