Teenagers rush to Don Bosco Centre

23Jun 2016
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Teenagers rush to Don Bosco Centre

OVER 70 youths are expected to take part in soccer and basketball training program at the Don Bosco Youth Centre in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

The centre’s director Joachim Sivali, said the training has been organised by the Don Bosco Youth Centre located at Upanga in Dar es Salaam.

Sivali said the training will take place every Saturday with a view of fostering better relations among the participating youths, as well as identifying youngsters that will feature for the Don Bosco team in the NBA Kidongo Chekundu youth basketball league that will be held in the city.

He noted that 50 youths will take part in basketball training and the rest will participate in soccer training. The participating youths are aged between 12 and 16.

“I believe the Don Bosco Youth Centre will get talented players that will have what it takes to feature for the centre’s senior basketball outfits of Savio and DB Lioness,” Sivali said.

He said the centre also has talented young soccer players, noting that the forthcoming training will help the centre get more players.

Don Bosco Youth Centre’s basketball coach, Mohamed Yusuph, thanked the centre for setting up programs for developing sports.

“I will do my best in training the youngsters in an effort to get players who will play for both junior and senior outfits,” Yusuph disclosed.

Don Bosco Youth Centre, he said, is the first centre that has set up long term training programs, which have helped it achieve tremendous success.

The center has enjoyed plenty of success in domestic basketball competitions through its three outfits, Savio, Young Stars and DB Lioness, which have been excelling in the tournaments.

Savio and DB Lioness won the Dar es Salaam regional basketball league and the National Basketball League (NBL).