CIRCULAR NO: JMT/45/17                                          



The Sports Council of Africa Federation calls upon all Jamaats and Territorial Councils under the Africa Federation, to submit their nominations for the “Sportswoman and Sportsman of the year” by filling in the enclosed Questionnaires.
 
Jamaats are requested to note that nominations are for both for Sportswoman and Sportsman for the period 2015 - 2016.
 
Nominations should be submitted to the following address by 15th February 2017

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/44/17                                         

MOON FORECAST – JAMADI UL AWWAL 1438 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Jamadi ul Awwal 1438 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
 
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 3.08 a.m. on Saturday 28th January 2017 i.e. 29th Rabi ul Aakhar 1438 A.H.
 
On Saturday 28th January 2017, the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:  

Sunset 6.48 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset 15 hours 40 minutes      
Moonset 7.12 p.m.
Time Duration 24 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset       07.09 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 04.57 degrees

SIGHTING IS NOT POSSIBLE

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AFED’S DOWN THE MEMORY LANE PHOTOGRAPHS

The Legacy of Sports in Zanzibar

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We are pleased to inform the Community that the construction works of the Al Asghary Housing Project in Dar-es-Salaam has commenced.  This Project in Dar-es-Salaam is on Plot No 1701/208 on Band Street (corner of Libya Street), Dar es Salaam consisting of 18 apartments and two shops on the ground floor in total. The Building has nine (9) floors and each floor consists of a three and two bedroom apartment.
 
This is in line with the vision of the Africa Federation which is to facilitate 100 apartments in Dar es Salaam during this term, 2016-2019, so as to give ownership opportunity to our members. We shall continue to work jointly with KSI Jamaat of Dar es Salaam, the World Federation and various donors and well-wishers to achieve this objective.

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Ref: PR/AF/2016/18                                                 


The first Africa Federation Girls’ Camp successfully came to a close on the 29th December 2016, amid numerous accolades for organizers from parents of participating girls and others. Held at the Morogoro International School from the 19th  to 29th  of December, the camp was attended by 68 campers, 16 mentors and 7 members of the administration and volunteering team, led by the Camp Lead Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji, she is also a nominated Councillor of Africa Federation. We were blessed to have as speakers at the Camp; Mrs. Fatema Shabbir Somji, Sister Saarah Bokhari, Mrs. Fatim Raza, Mrs. Fatema Dewji-Jaffer and Dr Kamaal Sheriff renowned in their fields of expertise in topics and skills.
 
The Camp included participants from several Jamaats, namely; Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Nairobi, Mombasa, Tanga, Lindi, Moshi, Morogoro and Zanzibar.

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AFED’S DOWN THE MEMORY LANE

THE COMMUNITY SPORTS LEGENDS (Part 3)

MOHAMED NATHOO

If the communal services of the grandfather, Ali Nathoo, remain unparalleled in the history of Zanzibar, the contributions of the grandson, Mohamed Nathoo, remains unequalled in the history of Union Sports Club (USC). The day in 1973, when he lifted Upanga Sports Club dependable baller Pranlal Divecha for a six clinching Union the league championship after a lapse of 19 years, Mohamed has proceeded all along the decade carrying Union’s flag aloft amidst rough passages and critical moments.
 
Born on 11th February, 1946 in Zanzibar, Mohamed is a well built athlete and a pleasant personality. His attracts high respect from his contemporaries, and cricket fans.

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The Africa Federation (AFED) in collaboration with the World Federation (WF) conducted a Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Nairobi – Kenya hosted by Nairobi Jamaat (SAAJ) from 25th to 28th November 2016. Seven facilitators from AFED and WF CBG were involved in this program, they were; Dr. Akber Mohamedali and Maria Pattinson from London, Shabbirhussein Khalfan, Mumtaz Ladak, Shama Dewji from Tanzania, Neelam Jiwa and Tahera Shivji from Kenya.

The program attracted 25 participants from several Jamaats of Africa Federation, which for the first time included the leadership of the Jamaat.

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Group Photograph of Facilitators, Camp Lead and Mentors


The Africa Federation Youth Network (AYN) in collaboration with the Africa Federation Capacity Building Group (CBG) and the admin team of the AFED Girls Youth Camp Lead Mrs. Fatim Sadick Somji organised a Mentor Development Programme which was held on the 3
rd & 4th of December 2016, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, at the KSIJ Dar-es-Salaam Ladies’ Imambargah.

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AFED’S DOWN THE MEMORY LANE
THE COMMUNITY SPORTS LEGENDS (Part 2)

Noorali  Jessa

He was a prolific batsman with vast potential. He captained the Ithnasheri Gymkhana for several years played for Zanzibar XI and led his side on many occasions.  It was under his captaincy that Zanzibar won the Pardhan Ladha Shield for the first time in 1951 against formidable Dar es Salaam XI. Mr. Noorali Jessa was essentially a dependable opening bat and executed his strokes, especially his latecuts, with admirable ability. He was sound wicket keeper too. Those with rich memory will not hesitate to pay tribute to his contributions.

His cricket career started at the tender age of 16 when he played for ‘A’ division. He passed away in Mombasa in 1969 bat in hand.

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Ref: PR/AF/2016/17                                              



The 15th Africa Federation Sports Festival dubbed "AFED Uhuru Mini Sports Festival" successfully concluded in Morogoro, Tanzania during the long weekend of 9th to 12th December 2016 (Tanzania and Kenya Independence Days holidays, respectively).
 
120 players from 15 participating teams from Dar-es-Salaam, Mombasa, Morogoro, Mwanza, Songea and Tanga converged in Morogoro for the Sports Festival which consisted of Football and Volleyball, the two most popular sports in our community.
 
A short Opening Ceremony was held on Friday 9th December 2016 night prior to the commencement of games which were played till Sunday night. The AFED Hon Assistant Secretary, Br. Alihassan Kassam represented AFED at the Opening function.

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