Moshi — THE sports bonanza, christened Marealle Cup, resume in February next year, and has been elevated from being a district to a regional event with possible participation of surrounding districts in Arusha and Manyara regions.
Addressing a joint press conference, the Chairman of Majira Salamu Club, Hassan Kaniki mentioned some of the highlights of the bonanza to include football, netball, athletics, bicycle riding, tug-of-war, traditional dances and chicken chasing. He said there will be prizes for winners of each category, ranging from he-goat, a pair of jerseys, a sack of rice, kerosene, to mention but a few.
According to Kaniki, Majira Salam Club is actively involved in educating the society on the deadly HIV / AIDS scourge, drugs abuse and environmental degradation and to mobilize the people to participate in sports events.
Organizer of the event, the Managing Director of Executive Solutions, Aggrey Marealle said the sports bonanza, which was dedicated to the late Paramount Chief of the Chagga tribe, was a big challenge as it will ultimately mould national stars. He said the bonanza was suspended for various legitimate reasons, saying the sports event was in remembrance of the late Chief Thomas Lenana Mlanga Marealle, who was anointed on 12th June 1915.