MAN U OFFICIALS IN DAR TO DISCUSS AIRTEL RISING STARS
Two Manchester United officials, will arrive in Dar es Salaam this Wednesday for consultation with Airtel Tanzania officials on the best ways to run this year's U-17 youth football tournament, Airtel Rising Stars (ARS).
Two Manchester United officials -- Relationship Director, Anthony Benerjee and Relationship Manager, Michael Higham will arrive in Dar es Salaam this Wednesday for consultation with Airtel Tanzania officials on the best ways to run this year's U-17 youth football tournament, Airtel Rising Stars (ARS).
Airtel Tanzania Public Relations Manager, Jackson Mmbando, said the meeting to be held at Airtel Headquarters in the city will also review the previous two ARS editions and come up with the best format on how to move the tournament forward.
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) will also be involved as custodian of the game to chip in their expertise especially on issues related to match fixtures and other technical matters.
Commencement of ARS 2013 is set to be announced this month.
Airtel Rising Stars football tournament was launched in Tanzania and other parts of the continent in 2011 with the aim to facilitate identification of football talents and showcase their skills to leading scouts and coaches.
The competition starts from the grassroots, where secondary schools teams compete with one another at regional level to form a combine team that represents region at the national festival. In the past two years, 48 secondary school teams were featured in this event.
The inaugural 2011 national tournament was followed by an international clinic held at the ultra-modern National Stadium in Dar es Salaam bringing together talented boys and girls from Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone and the host.
Last year's ARS national tournaments culminated in an inter-country championships held in Nairobi in which countries from Airtel markets took part. The clinic was also held in Nairobi the tutelage of coaches from the Manchester United Soccer Schools where they undertook a rigorous program covering the technical, physical and behavioural aspects of soccer.