Arusha has outfitted a special amputee soccer team for young people with physical disability which will now flag the regional colours to National Sporting events.
The new Arusha Warriors Amputee Football club currently based and practising at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in the city is made up of 19 members and counting.
The Arusha Regional Commissioner, John Mongela lauded the team’s initiative and implored the business community, local residents and other sports stakeholders to come forth in support of the Arusha Warriors.
RC Mongela was speaking during the occasion to hand out special sporting kits to the Arusha Warriors FC that were donated by the transport company, the Coast-Liner Bus Service.
The donated consignment of playing kits includes sports uniforms, ten pairs of shoes and socks.
The Director of Coast Liner Bus Company Zohra Ally explained that her firm has decided to be backing sporting activities in the country and are happy to support the Arusha Warriors which now goes ahead to be representing the region in future sports.
Earlier on the Coast Liner Bus Management had also assisted the Arusha Police Netball team which recently carried the regional flag into National Championships.
“At the Coast Liner bus, we usually like to give back to the community what we earn because our company serves people,” added Zohra Ally and stated that they will be doing their best to offer more support in future.
The Secretary of Arusha Warriors Amputee Sports Club, Abdulaziz Ally expressed gratitude to the management of Coast Liner Bus for their support to the team, promising to ensure that the club gets to perform better.
“We are in preparation for a number of sporting events including the Mainland National Amputee Soccer League, the forthcoming Taifa Cup as well as the Ndondo Football Cup 2023.”
Ibrahim Mloe is the Arusha Warriors Captain, who explains that the team is less than 2 months old since being put together.
“We aim at bringing together young people who are physically challenged to tap their sporting skills for both employment, entertainment and carrying the regional flag to national and international events,” Mloe concluded.