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Girls from Kilimanjaro fly into Spanish Soccer League finals in Nairobi as La Liga Hits East Africa

Ace girl footballers from Kilimanjaro will be representing Tanzania in the forthcoming Spanish Soccer League La Liga for East Africa, whose finals matches get staged in Kenya next May.

The Simba Footprints Foundation team happens to be the girls’ soccer squad based in Moshi Municipality and will be traveling to Nairobi, Kenya for the La Liga East African Cup putting together teams from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

As for the boys’ soccer envoys, Tanzania will be represented by the team from the Future Stars Academy of Arusha during the finals matches in the ongoing second season of La Liga East Africa Cup in Nairobi.

Both teams , Simba Footprints and Future Stars, excelled in the Tanzania Qualifying events that were held in Arusha on February 24, 2024.

La Liga East Africa Cup for youth clubs for boys and girls that started on February 17 this year takes place in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with the overall regional finals expected to take place in Nairobi next May 2024.

Eight teams were participating in the La Liga Arusha tourney, among them four girls clubs and four boys’ teams with participants aged between 15 and 17 years of age.

The Future Stars Academy of Arusha organizes the Tanzanian version of La Liga East Africa Cup and the FSA Director, Alfred Itaeli says they will be organizing annual events in association with the Spanish Soccer League, LaLiga targeting to identify new talents.

In Tanzania eight teams competed for the ticket into East African finals among them were the boys clubs including Arusha 05, Future Stars, New Vision Academy and Young Life Academy.

On the other hand, the girls’ teams are Edmund Rice School team, Future Stars, Rotary Emayani Queens and Simba Footprints Queens.

Across Lake Victoria in Uganda the Sparta 09 team clinched the Boys’ category after accumulating the maximum 9 points, while the Aztec Football Club did the same in the Girls’ category of La Liga qualifier.

During last year’s events, Jorge Gazapo, the LaLiga International Development envoy representing Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi attended the league and vowed to keep supporting soccer events in East Africa.

That is to be achieved through La Liga grassroots a football arm of the Spanish League targeting to identify and boost young players

“LaLiga grassroots always strive for the best and in association with our counterparts in Kenya and Uganda, we are working to make the festivals an international tournament and we believe the events will be excellent,” Gazapo had said.

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