THE Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) is in the process to create a strong national Beach soccer team capable to bring tangible achievements in the country.
This was said yesterday to the ‘Daily News’ by the federation’s Media and Communications Officer Alfred Lucas who said the football body is determined to bring back to life Beach soccer.
“The newly released Beach soccer rankings by FIFA have put Tanzania on 12th position in the continent and on 77th place globally hence we have seen it crucial to start investing in this beautiful sport,” Lucas said.
This alone, Lucas said, has motivated us to double our attention towards making Beach soccer a successful sport in the nation because being placed on twelfth place in Africa is not a joke such that by increasing our efforts, we can be amongst top ten best Beach soccer teams on the continent.
He said the initial phase of rebirthing Beach soccer has compelled TFF to run a referee training course which is underway at the federation’s Karume headquarters in the city which has drawn 20 participants as the course meant for coaches will commence shortly.
Adding, Lucas narrated that the football body is now focusing on upgrading three Beach soccer venues, one at Karume while the other venue is at Escape One and the last ground is in Kigamboni which will actively be used for the upcoming Beach soccer league slated to begin on November 18th-30th this year.
“The Beach soccer league will involve higher learning institutions and some of the Universities like Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA) and many others have already confirmed about their participation,” said Lucas.