TAMISEMI Queens in pursuit of success in Netball League

16Jul 2021
Nassir Nchimbi
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TAMISEMI Queens in pursuit of success in Netball League

A netball squad financed by the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (TAMISEMI) has planned to do well in the First Division League slated to take place in Arusha from July 18-29 2021.

The PMO-RALG Sports Club's Chairman, Philbert Rwakilomba, said his team, known as TAMISEMI Queens, is well prepared for the tournament, especially after last year's failure to participate in the showdown due to the COVID-19 tragedy.

He said due to good backing the team has enjoyed from senior ministry officials, especially Minister of State in the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Ummy Mwalimu, and the ministry's Permanent Secretary, Riziki Shemdoe.

According to Rwakilomba, the team has received adequate preparation to enable it to successfully participate in the league and eventually win the trophy.

Rwakilomba said in one of the preparations for the league, the team took part in a netball league held in Dodoma recently and lifted the tournament's trophy.

The TAMISEMI Queens finished fourth when the tournament was held in Dodoma in 2019.

Domestic netball powerhouse, JKT Mbweni, lifted the competition's title, whereas Jeshi Stars and Arusha City team ended second and third respectively.

During the 2019 netball league, TAMISEMI Queens beat Coca-Cola, Dodoma City squad, Tanga City, SMART, Eagle, and JKT Makutupora.

The TAMISEMI Queens conceded three defeats in fixtures against JKT Mbweni, Jeshi Stars and Arusha City.

The PMO-RALG Sports Club secretary, Alex Ntenga, has promised that his team will beat all sides the former will meet in the competition, including JKT Mbweni and Arusha City.

The TAMISEMI Queens will rely on its talented players including Lilian Jovin, Flora Odilo, Rose Makange and team captain, Dafrosa Luhwago, that are coached by Maimuna Kitete, in the tournament.

Arusha City Sports Officer Benson Maneno said the Arusha City team, popularly known as 'Arusha City Queens', has also planned to do well in the tournament.

Maneno disclosed that Arusha City Queens are currently out of the country in preparation for the competition.

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