Ten outfits have made themselves available for the tournament slated for October 11 to October 14, according Tanzania Hockey Association (THA) secretary general, Kaushik Doshi.
Sikh Union Club, in conjunction with the THA, has hosted the tournament, as revealed by Doshi.
Doshi mentioned the outfits, which will compete in the event, as defending champions, Moshi Khalsa, Kili Vijana and Moshi School Team, and Zanzibar’s Nyuki and KMKM.
Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) team from Dar es Salaam, Tanga Stars, Annadil Burhani from Tanga, Arusha Twigas, and Black Tigers, also from Arusha, will also take part in the event.
In the last year’s competition, Moshi Khalsa clinched the trophy by thrashing TPDF 3 - 1 in an exciting final.
The THA official disclosed all preparation for the ninth edition of the showpiece, which is an annual feature, are almost done.
The competition is also part of activities aiming at commemorating Tanzania’s first President and Father of the Nation, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.