Morale boost for Twiga Stars ahead of return tie

09Mar 2016
Our Reporter
The Guardian
Morale boost for Twiga Stars ahead of return tie

EACH of the Twiga Stars player has been given a 300,000/- as promised by the Deputy Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Anastazia Wambura in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Twiga players

The money was a pledge to the players of the team had they beaten visiting Zimbabwe during the first leg match of the African Women Championship qualifier tie played at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam last Friday.

The team lost 2-1 by Zimbabwe and has an uphill task to overturn the result and surge ahead in the qualifier series.

‘It’s a tall order but everything is possible under the sun and nobody knows the outcome of the return leg in Harare’, said the minister.

The minister also said the money was given on the other side of the coin to mark global women day.

Twiga Stars are still attending practise session to gear up for the return leg scheduled for March 20. Aggregate winner of the two legs will face either Zambia or Namibia.

The minister also said Twiga Stars coffer has also been boosted by two more million shillings courtesy of Mohamed Enterprises boss, Mohamed Dewji.

Previously, the team was donated a total of 15 million shillings, ten of those millions from Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority, Asas Diary ( two millions) and someone else whose name is withheld chipped in three million shillings.

The Tanzania Women Football Association’s (TWFA), chairperson Amina Karuma, expressed her sincere appreciation to the timely donation and promised a hard work by the players during the return leg in Harare.