Arusha — THE Athletic Tanzania (AT) has called up two more athletes in the squad heading for the Commonwealth Games in Australian Gold Coast. The two athletes, Ally Ghulam and Anthony Mwanga are currently training abroad.
The AT Secretary General, Wilhelm Gidabuday said the two will return to join the country's delegation ahead of the commonwealth games to be held in April. "They will help to fill the vacuum left by those who were recalled back to the army." He explained And, despite the absence of majority of athletes who were recalled from preparatory camp and sent back to the army, Gidabuday insists that the country will still field a winning team to the commonwealth games in Australia.
"The preparatory camp in Arusha is still on, we intend to send delegates to the commonwealth games next April, luckily we have two other athletes who are away abroad including Ally Ghulam who is in Brunei, he is to run in 100 metres and 200 metres races," said the AT official. The other athlete is Anthony Mwanga who is currently in South Africa, doing Long Jump and Tripple Jumping events.
He will also hoist Tanzanian flag in Australian games in a few weeks' time, according to AT. Others who will be making Tanzanian team to Australia include; Agostino Sule, Said Makula, Stephano Huche, Sara Ramadhan and Ezekiel Ngimba who are to run in Marathon racing at Commonwealth Games; there is also Failuna Matanga who runs 10,000 metres; Jackeline Sakilu and Gabriel Geay who are to participate in 5000 metres.
There is also the World Half Marathon to be held in Spain from the 24th of March this year, but the Tanzanian Athletes who will participate in the event will be announced later, after the Kilimanjaro Marathon to be held on March 4, in Moshi Municipality. He added that Tanzania will not participate in the London Marathon on March 22, 2018 after the departure of Alphonce Simbu.
"Still our coaches are working on to train the remaining eight athletes who are heading to Australia before the two athletes join the team of ten sports men and women."