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Girls Throwball Team Triumphant In Dubai Tournament
The KSIJ Dar es Salaam Girls Team – Union Tanzanite made a triumphant showing at the all-girls sports tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in December 2022. The tournament had teams that came from Arusha, the United Kingdom, the USA and a local team from Dubai, UAE. The KSIJ Dar es Salaam Girls Teams – Union Tanzanite was led by Sister Farheen Hassanali, dominated the competition and came out on top after a nail-biting match against a team from the USA.
The round robin stages saw Union Tanzanite take on teams Arusha, United Kingdom, and UAE, and emerging victorious in every match. In the final showdown with the team from USA, Union Tanzanite came out on top with a final score of 2-1, despite a tough fought second game that saw their opponents equalize the sets.
The victory was met with congratulations from the President of KSIJ Dar es Salaam, Al Haj Mohamedraza Bhai Dewji, Hon. General Secretary, Dr. Husseinali Datoo, Hon. Joint General Secretary Hasnain Bhai Sherally, and Hon. Treasurer Mohamed Bhai Rawji. The team was invited to the Jamaat Office to celebrate their achievement, a proud moment for the community. The girls team shared their exciting journey and the wonderful experiences in Dubai. The girls team requested for more support from the Jamaat in upcoming tournaments.
The winning team included: Farheen Hassanali (Captain), Ridha Hassanali, Needah-e-Fatema Gangji, Shahezanaan Rai, Tasneem Hassam, Rubab Razahussein, Syeda Shahneez Jamaal, Mehek Gangji, Farwa Virani, and Nayah-e-Fatema Gangji. The tournament’s success is a testament to the skill and determination of these young women and a bright spot in the sports world.
We would like to appreciate the generous sponsors who made it possible for the team to have a successful tournament in Dubai – Berger Paints International Ltd, K&K Company Limited, Madina Group of Companies, Nasser Global Links and Nazneen Material Handling Company Ltd.