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Dar es Salaam kid lands deal in Spain

Discussion in 'Sports' started by TandaleOne, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. TandaleOne

    TandaleOne JF-Expert Member

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    By ABDALLAH MSUYA, 1st September 2010 @ 12:02, Total Comments: 1, Hits: 1590

    TANZANIAN youngster Salum Bakari has been selected to join Spanish Academy-Aspire, for a three- year training stint.

    Bakari was among three most talented youngsters selected from the East African region to join Aspire Academy. Others are Kenyan Augustus Mukaisi and Rwandan Blaise Itangishaka.

    The trio were discovered after intensive review and consultations by a team of Aspire Academy scouts which traversed the East African region in search of budding talent.

    Aspire Africa country coordinator, Eugene Mwasamaki told the ‘Daily News’ that Bakari, the budding sensational midfielder was unearthed during a scouting audition at Karume centre.

    “This is good for him because after his stint, Aspire will definitely have an opportunity to join professional clubs in Europe. He has a bright future." Bakari becomes the first youngster from Tanzania to secure a move to Aspire Academy for sports excellence in Qatar branch.

    Mwasamaki said Bakari’s football scholarship was achievement for the Aspire programme and a boost to youth football development initiatives in the country. He said: “This is the third year in a row since this Aspire Africa Dream programme was introduced in the country.

    But in the first two years, our youngsters couldn’t make it. “We had only one player selected for regional finals in the first year and the number rose to three the following year, this time we had eight players.”

    Mwasamaki said five youngsters from Tanzania were involved in the final selection. “Four narrowly missed out but there is a possibility that they can have a second chance when more players are selected to join another Aspire Academy in Senegal.”

    Prior to heading to Senegal's capital, Dakar for the training camp, the youngsters will meet with youngsters from other parts of the world in Qatar.

    The Aspire selection finals were held at Kenya's Kasarani stadium where 50 finalists were paraded in a competitive three-day selection process.

    The Aspire programme started in 2007 and runs in 15 different countries throughout Asia, South America and Africa with two high class soccer academies in Qatar and Senegal.

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    Hongera Salum Bakari.
  3. TandaleOne

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    Anastahili pongezi