After few months silence, the Dar es Salaam sports fraternities will be treated with a breathtaking TADA 77 Cup Badminton tournament.
The four-day event that was due to start late yesterday evening at the Badminton Institute (BI) in Dar es Salaam brings together top men’s and Juniors Under-18 players.
The tournament which is set to wind up on Monday is organized by TADA in collaboration with the Tanzania Badminton Association (TBA) Acting Secretary General, Tony Desouza.
TADA Executive Secretary Didesh Vaishnav said yesterday in Dar es Salaam that the tournament was due to start with a bang yesterday evening and will continue today.
He said that at least 30 players will battle it out in men’s singles and 32 in doubles, while 20 will vie for juniors’ title at two courts BI and Khalsa Sports Club.
“The tournament is an effort towards making of future together to create hope, opportunities and better results. The youth resolved to mark Saba Saba by organizing this tournament as a flag-off event to celebrate youth festival for the year 2018/19.
“Youth have to emerge as a responsible partner in the national development,” said Vaishnav. He said that the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Harrison Mwakyembe is expected to be the chief guest at the final day.
TBA secretary general Desouza added that they are happy to see TADA making a step forward towards promoting the game.