9 February 2013

Tanzania: Malinzi Wants More Juniors, Ladies in Snooker Tournaments

CHAIRMAN of the National Sports Council (NSC) Dioniz Malinzi has challenged the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana (DGC) Snooker Committee to include juniors and ladies in the next Dar Open Snooker championship.

Malinzi is also the Chairman of Cargo Stars Ltd (SCL), who sponsored the three weeks event at the club. He made the remarks at the club recently after witnessing the fourth year of the CSL sponsorship without many juniors and ladies.

"I want to see many juniors and ladies come up to the next edition and compete in the main event, which is the only way we can promote the game," he said. So far Fatema Yusufali is the only lady in the snooker. She is the section secretary, but not an active player because no other ladies practise the game at the club.

Malinzi said he want next year's tournament to be bigger and attract more top quality players from across the country. "I will do anything in my capacity to support snooker," he said, challenging the club to fix the date early so that the sponsors could well prepare and make something big. He also promised to start practising the game.

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