Dar junior tennis players determined to excel in Africa Championships

09Apr 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
DAR ES SALAAM
The Guardian
Dar junior tennis players determined to excel in Africa Championships

TANZANIA’s junior tennis team that departed for Tunisia to compete in the Africa Junior Championships, slated for later this week, has promised to bring medals for the country.

In an interview before departure on Saturday, the team’s head coach Goodluck Mollel said he is confident his charges will bring medals to the country.

He said although the team will face very strong competition from other sides, his players Kanuti Alagwa and Esther Nankulange are capable of doing well at the event.

"Yes it will not be that easy for us to win medals as we will be facing top junior players in the continent, but I am confident with my charges that they will bring good results to Tanzania," he said.

Both Alagwa and Nankulange have in the past represented the country at Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) tournaments, with Alagwa being the best performer and the nation is expecting a lot from him.

Meanwhile, Charles Laizer, who is head coach of Moshi-based Rafiki Foundation tennis center, said a tennis tournament is expected to be held in Arusha at the end of the year at a date to be announced later.

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