UNION SPORTS CLUB’S FIRST EVER SPORTS TRIP OUTSIDE AFRICA

In December 1989 Union Sports Club (USC), sports section of the Ithna-Asheri Union of Dar Es Salaam extended their club relations beyond the borders of Africa by accepting the invitation from Jaffery Sports Club of Dubai, U.A.E. to play series of games which included cricket, volleyball, football and squash. This was the first ever trip for any cricketing club in Tanzania to travel for sports outside Africa.







Photographs and captioning by the courtesy of Mohamed Nathoo – a renowned Tanzanian cricketer who played for Union Sports Club of Dar Es Salaam for 28 years and with Tanzania National Team for 15 years. He also captained the Tanzania National Team for 4 years. Under his captainship in 1984, Tanzania clinched the East & Central Africa Cricket Championship Trophy – in the span of 19 years of participation by the Tanzanian team in the tournament.
 
Union Sports Club of Dar Es Salaam clinched Cricket Championship for 18 years in a span of 20 years (1973 - 1992)
 
Source: Curtsey of Mohamed Nathoo, also from his website.
 
Some officials, fans and players of Union Sports Club (USC) who are seen in the photographs above have left this transient world for the heavenly abode. Let us remember them all with Sura-e-Fatiha for their maghferat. 

"Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return."  (Holy Qur’an, 2:156)

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