Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Taifa Queens' Coach Cry for Support

THE national netball team Taifa Queens coach, Mary Waya, has called for public support to ensure that the team win top honors at the forthcoming six-nation tournament Singapore.

Waya said that efforts that the government and the public in general put in supporting football should also be directed to other sports, netball inclusive, because the sport they also play and important role in promoting the country.

The Malawian told the Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Joel Bendera, who had paid a visit to the team's camp at the Jamhuri Stadium yesterday that players' need motivational support from especially from the government leaders and frequent visits by government officials at the team's camp will make a difference.

Waya recently sealed a one-year coaching deal with the Tanzania Amateur Netball Association (CHANETA) and she officially took charge of the team on November 6.

Taifa Queens camped in Morogoro, preparing for the Singapore event, which throws off in Singapore starting November 29 to December 12. She insisted that players are in great shape and determined to get the best from the tournament Waya took over from a long serving coach, Mary Protas who led the Taifa Queens to finish second during the Africa championship hosted in the country early this year. Waya was her assistant.

Bendera contributed 100,000/- to aid the team's camp, promising to reach out to fellow government leaders, public and private companies for them to offer their support to the team. He also challenged players to work hard in training and follow instruction from their coaches, saying this will be the only secret to success.

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