Dar es Salaam. Over 1,200 secondary school athletes featured in Tabora Region’s Copa Umiseta Games at the Ali Hassa Mwinyi Stadium.
The student athletes competed in various sports in the event that was graced yesterday by Tabora Regional Commissioner Aggrey Mwanri.
The Coca-Cola System has been sponsoring the Umiseta Games since 2017 and has been keen on nurturing grass-root football in the country.
Speaking during the launch, Mwanri said, “Sports is an integral part in a teen upbringing. It encompasses hard work, team work and perseverance to be the best on the field.”
He added, “Our appreciation goes out to the company for the support of youth football in Tanzania. Their investment in football for over the years has been the catalyst for the development of talent for our local clubs as well as for our national team, Taifa Stars.”
This year’s tournament is designed to ensure plastic collection in respective schools participating in the 2019 Copa Coca-Cola Umiseta Games. Through it, students, teachers and communities have an opportunity to learn more about environmental benefits of recycling, and inspire others to take similar actions both at home and in their communities.
Nyanza Bottling Company Sales and Marketing Manager Samwel Makenge said, “As part of the campaign, the Secondary schools students will be educated and trained to create awareness in society on the importance of conserving our environment through recycling. In order to motivate participants of this campaign, Coca-Cola is set to give away various prizes.