5 February 2013

Tanzania: DGC Whip Annadil in Exhibition Match

THE Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) produced a scintillating display to see off visiting Annadil Burhani in an exhibition squash tournament held at the club over the weekend.

The one-day event that brought together two Dar es Salaam- based clubs was meant to test two renovated DGC courts, which reopened on Friday. The audience at the refurbished venue was expecting an exciting game and they weren't disappointed as the two set of players put on a thrilling show.

DGC came out on top, comprehensively outsmarting their visitors Annadil Burhani with a 5-2 games win. Squash Captain Akhil Hirji maintained that the aim of the event was to test the new courts. The renovation which lasted two months was made possible with the support of Exim Bank who had their banners inside the courts.

"This is just start, we plan to invite as many clubs as possible to come and play so that we can test their game skills at the modern courts." Hirji said plan is underway to establish the ladies team. He was saddened that no female players showed up for the weekend exhibition event.

"We will make sure ladies come up and play squash. We are finalizing plan that will allow even those who desire to play the game but are barred just because they are not DGC members," he said. He invited aspiring female players to come forward and learn about the game.

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