MWANZA Regional Football Association (MZFA) has praised Marsh queens after finishing in third place in the women national league which ended in Dar-es-Salaam over the weekend.
For finishing third overall behind the winners Mlandizi Queens and the runners-up JKT Stars, Marsh Queens received medals and trophies in prize-giving ceremony held at Karume Memorial Stadium over the weekend.
Speaking during the team’s reception at Nyamagana stadium yesterday, MZFA secretary general Leonard Malongo congratulated the Mwanza based Marsh Queens after finishing third in the league. Malongo promised their association will make sure they work hand in hand with Marsh teams so that next time the team can win the title.
“Marsh Queens did their best to achieve this success, it’s time for Mwanza football fraternity to unite and support this team in terms of finance and advice,’’ he said. Malongo said Marsh Queens players should put more efforts on football, because football is now employment.
Marsh Queens finished in third place with seven points and they were awarded bronze medals by the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF).
The Marsh Queens chairman, Mohamed Maarufu, said their team played very well, but lacked enough experience because they were playing with a team that has experienced players. Maarufu congratulated the Mwanza region government officials and football stakeholders for their financial support during the women league tournament.
Marsh Queens head coach Ahmad Ally said the league was very difficult because of the fixture. According to him, their team was playing regular matches, something which led his players to get more injuries.
Ally called upon the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) to make sure the referees who are officiating matches are fair and strictly observe 17 rules of football.