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World Cup in Arusha: African Women Soccer Championships Coming to Tanzania in June 2024

Tanzania is bracing to host the first ever Africa Women World Cup event in June 2024.

The Homeless World Cup Foundation’s newest competition will involve eight teams competing on a specially designed Homeless World Cup pitch on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024 to see who can become the inaugural Africa Women’s Cup Champions.

The event will be held in Arusha, under the coordination of Future Stars Football  Academy (FSA).

“The African Women Cup gets staged at the Arusha International Conference Center (AICC) grounds in the Kijenge area, adjacent to the Impala roundabout junction, along Njiro road,” said Peter Tito the Future Stars Marketing Manager.

“We will be hosting eight countries all bringing to Tanzania women soccer teams,” he said, adding Future Stars Academy was organizing the Women Cup in association with their Scotland-based partners, known as ‘Homeless World Cup.’

Joining the hosts Tanzania, Homeless World Cup Member Countries from Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be at the two-day street soccer event in Arusha.

The matches will be played under the unique rules of the Homeless World Cup.

The Africa Women’s Cup is one part of the initiative announced this year between the Homeless World Cup Foundation and FIFA Foundation.

The two-year project, ‘Football to Protect Vulnerable Women from Exploitation’, is being implemented with four Homeless World Cup Member Countries who will be taking part in the tournament in Arusha.

The countries include the host Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The new tournament is being introduced to further strengthen the Homeless World Cup Foundation’s commitment to grow the Women’s game across the globe.

Alongside the tournament, one of the aims of the project is to educate and help support the African Member Countries in developing the game further across the country but to also empower women.

In its mission to support young female footballers, the Future Stars Academy of Arusha has succeeded in producing ace women players who now field in the national team including Joyce Lema and Husna Mtunda.

Both ladies have set records in representing the country in the ‘Women World Cup,’ under-17 held in India in 2022.

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