Tanzania Pulls Out Of Netball Tourney

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She said there is no official communication availed to her office and she has been getting information of the tournament in Malawi through hearsay and media.

Kibira said during the recent meeting between her association and Zanzibar netball association (Chaneza) held in Zanzibar there was no discussion linking the Malawi event.

“Last Saturday, we meet in Zanzibar to discuss various netball development issues in the country but our participation at the Malawi championship was not raised. Actually we don’t know anything concerning the championship,” she said.

Kibira hinted that even if the invitation will be sent anytime from now we won’t have sufficient time to prepare a team for the tournament.


“Maybe the invitation letter was sent to office bearers of the previous committee, not us,” she said.

The Africa championship is an event sanctioned by the International Netball Federation (INF) and its results are used to rank teams.

Currently, Tanzania is on the 17th position on INF rankings based on the previous continental championship hosted in Dar es Salaam.

Teams expected to take part in the Africa championship include South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania and Swaziland.

Meanwhile Uganda started preparations for the tournament and expected to depart with 14 players, four players more than those travelled to All African games in Mozambique. But up to now the officials in Uganda netball federation are yet to confirm where to get funds to facilitate the team.

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