22nd December 2022
It is with great pleasure and honour to announce to our Community members that the Umoja Sports Tournament will be hosted by Arusha Jamaat, in collaboration with the Sports Council of Africa Federation. The Tournament will be held in Arusha, Tanzania from 12th to 15th January 2023.
Below is the Organizing Committee for the Tournament:
- Chairman: Mr. Musaddiq Versi
- Vice Chairman: Mr. Kassim Somji
- Secretary: Mr. Muhammadjawaad Versi
- Treasurer: Mr. Abbasraza Sherali
- Member: Mr. Zaheed Bhalloo
- Member: Mr. Ijaz Mubin
- Member: Mr. Abbasali Karim
- Member: Mr. Mukarram Rashid
- Member: Mr. Mahir Virjee
- Sports Council Representative: Mr. Hussein Sajan
- Sports Council Representative: Mr. Azim Siwjee
It is the first time that Arusha will be hosting a Sports Tournament of this magnitude. It is also a privilege for us to be able to host swimming which is being introduced for the first time at an AFED Sports Council Tournament.
The games to be played at this Tournament are:
Football, Volleyball, Swimming*,
Golf, Table Tennis**, Badminton**.
* Individual and team event (Relay)
** Singles and Doubles
- Swimming, Badminton and Table tennis have been planned as above, but could change once numbers of participants are received.
- Participants playing golf cannot register for football or swimming.
- To try and accommodate maximum participation by participants, games have been tentatively planned (Subject to number of participants) as follows:
|9:00 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
|7:30 pm onwards
|10 am onwards
|7:30 pm onwards
|7:30 pm onwards
|9:00 am to 12:30 pm
The tentative program is as follows:
|Wednesday 11th January 2023
|7:30 pm onwards Dinner – Volleyball host jamaat
|Thursday 12th January to Saturday 14th January 2023
|9:00 am – Opening – Managers’ Meeting – All
games as per above schedule
|Sunday 15th January 2023
|9:30 am onwards Closing Ceremony – Lunch
I. INTENT FOR PARTICIPATION – 22ND DECEMBER 2022
All Jamaats/Team Managers are required to fill in the google form confirming their intent of participation – Deadline 22nd December 2022. https://forms.gle/CTnXGR7ktfUM7AWw8
II. REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS – 28TH DECEMBER 2022
Upon confirming intent for participation, an Excel file will be sent to all team managers in order for them to register and fill the details of all the participating players and officials along with their respective Jamaat clearance for the participants. There will be another sheet for the team manager to categorize the players per sport. This file will also automatically calculate the total amount to be paid.
III. PAYMENT OF FEES – 2ND JANUARY 2023
Details on how to make the payment will be communicated in the above excel. Accommodation and slots will only be confirmed for the number of participants and corresponding payment received from Jamaats latest by Tuesday 2nd January 2023 – 12:00 pm and cannot be extended any further.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of meeting the above timelines.
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ACCOMMODATION RATES FOR NON-PARTICIPANTS FOR THE DURATION OF THE TOURNAMENT
|Participants coming with family, requiring a dedicated room or any other non-Participants
|*US $50 per person per night. Includes bed and meals (Just like the participants)
Note: Participants accommodation cost is covered under the registration fee. The above only applies to any extra members accompanying the participants.
The grounds are ready, the chants are echoing,
The rules are ready, and the fixtures underway,
All we await now is your confirmation and arrival,
To the marvelous Land of Kilimanjaro,
For The Umoja Tournament in all its Glory!
We look forward to welcoming and hosting you. Wishing you safe travels to Arusha.