The Tanzania Times
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Spanish Soccer League runs La Liga East Africa Cup in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

Spanish soccer league, which has been organizing football events in the region, now moves into the second season of La Liga East Africa Cup, set to climax sometime in May 2024.

The ongoing Qualifying events in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will enter their finals between February 24, and Mid-March 2024.

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

Eight teams are 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.

Tanzania is fielding eight teams, among them the boys clubs including Arusha 05, Future Stars, New Vision Academy and Young Life Academy.

The girls’ teams are Edmund Rice School team, Future Stars, Rotary Emayani Queens and Simba Footprints Queens.

The venues for the soccer events are the Aga Khan Community Center and the Selian grounds in Arusha City.

This year Tanzania will produce two top teams for the ultimate East African finals, one for the boys and another representing the girl footballers.

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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