Arusha will now be sending two teams to compete in the next season’s Champions league as the region cross fingers for the National Mainland Premier League.
Previously, the region only had a single team in the form of the Mbuni Football Club, but this time around, the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) Stars team has just climbed up ladders to join the Soccer Championships league.
Coincidentally, both football teams are based in the Monduli District of Arusha.
The Arusha Regional Football Association (ARFA) Secretary, Emmanuel Anthony said the association will support both teams in their quest to move into the Mainland Premier League.
“Taking into consideration that it has been long since Arusha had a team in the Premier League we are thus hoping that any of the two candidates gets to excel during the forthcoming football season,” Anthony pointed out.
As it happens, the Mbuni Football Club participated in the Champions League but did not excel to climb into the premiers.
This time the Mbuni Football team is getting a sibling, the TMA Stars, a soccer team which is also joining into Champions League the fray, next season, trying its luck to rise up to the national premiers.
The TMA Stars team Manager, Innocent Sigili said they have started the process of recruiting new and better players, while awaiting for the league’s registration window to open.
“We are appealing to the members of the community in Arusha and beyond to come forth and support the TMA Stars in the team’s journey towards the premiers,” Sigili stated.
The Tanzania Police team of Moshi, Kilimanjaro which was the only soccer club playing in the National Premier League, has also dropped one place down into Champions League.
This therefore means that there will be three soccer teams from the Northern Zone, next season, striving to penetrate into the next season of the Mainland Soccer Premier League.
Two teams will be from Monduli District of Arusha, while the other one is from Moshi, Kilimanjaro, working to return back to the top sporting fixture.