- Published on Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:20
- Written by NELLY MTEMA
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MWANZA will Sunday meet Morogoro in the Copa Coca-Cola U-17 Championship final encounter at the Karume Stadium in Dar es Salaam in a match that promises to be full of fireworks based on the calibre of the two sides.
The two sides enters into the final as surprise packages but they both proved to have been endowed with an amazing tenacity, which has so far helped them weather the challenge from opponents throughout the campaign. They overcame highly fancied semi-final opponents in the form of Temeke and Tanga.
Mwanza powered past Temeke with a 3-1 win, while Morogoro earned the finals ticket after winning their semis game 3-1 against Tanga. Both matches were played at Karume Memorial Stadium. The finals will be preceded by a third play off encounter pitting Temeke and Tanga at the same venue.
This year’s Copa Coca Cola finals kicked off on June 24 competing teams from 28 Mainland and Isles regions. Meanwhile, the grassroots coaching course is expected to be closed on Sunday at the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) headquarters. TFF Information Officer, Boniface Wambura said on Saturday that the course aimed to improve technical skills for grassroot coaches both for girls and boys between 6-12 years.
It started on July 10 at the Msimbazi Centre in Dar es Salaam. He said the course under the FIFA trainer, Gouinden Thandoo was attended by 35 participants, majority being football coaches in primary schools who were training the pupils at the just ended inter-primary school games, Umitashumta in Kibaha, Coast Region on Wednesday.