Girl Queens win Castle Africa 5-a-side soccer bonanza 

22Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Girl Queens win Castle Africa 5-a-side soccer bonanza 

GIRL Queens, a women's soccer team based at Msimbazi in Dar es Salaam, emerged winners of women's bonanza, dubbed Castle 5-a-side, held at the Leaders Club ground in the city on Saturday.

Castle Lager Brand Manager, Pamela Kikuli, kicks the ball to inaugurate the second season of Castle Lager Africa's 5 a-side competition in Dar es Salaam recently.

The winners were awarded a trophy, gold medal, cartons of Castle Lager and cash worth 900,000/-.

They will, as well, represent Tanzania in the forthcoming Africa’s biggest 5-a-side tournament, which will be held in the city next month.

Girl Queen beat the rest of the participating squads in the bonanza, sponsored by Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), after scoring 12 goals.

Msimbazi Queens that scored nine goals took the second position and got 600,000/-, Wema Queens took the third position, scooping cash worth 300,000/-.

Speaking to journalists and participating squads after the completion of the bonanza, TBL Sales Manager, Joseph Nicholas, congratulated winners and all teams which took part in the unique tournament.

He also lauded Girl Queens for winning the title, urging them to use the awards as a motivation for their preparations ahead of the women's Castle Africa 5s tournament.

Castle Lager Brand Ambassador, Ivo Mapunda, commended TBL for organizing this year’s women soccer the tournament, which ended up getting winners who will represent the country in the Castle Africa 5s tournament.

The women soccer bonanza involved Chinga Queens from Kariakoo, Siza Sisters (Kariakoo), Tabata Queens (Tabata), Dragon (Mwananyamala), Bulyaga (Temeke), Mwangaza Queens (Temeke), Furaha Queens (Gerezani), Umoja Queens (Kidongo Chekundu) and MRJ Queens (Mlandizi).

Wema Dallas Queens (Mlandizi), Jupita (Buguruni Sukita), Mercury (Msimbazi), La Capilla (Mbagala), Santiago (Mbagala), Girls Queens (Msimbazi) and Msimbazi Queens (Msimbazi) also took part in the competition.

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