First Olympafrica donation
FITEQ provided its first Olympafrica centre table donation in Tanzania on 14 November. The first centre to receive a Teqball table and the official balls was the Filbert Bayi Sports Centre at Mkuza, Kibaha.
Olympafrica, which was initiated by the IOC, aims to further social development through sport and promote the creation of small-scale sports and socio-educational centres in African countries, in collaboration with National Olympic Committees and local communities, in order to encourage and assist the development of talented young people through local training programmes.
FITEQ’s Education Team also held a two-day training course for the teachers, volunteers and students, who will now be responsible for holding regular training at the centre.
FITEQ Head of International Relations Marius Vizer Jr presented the table to Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) Secretary General Filbert Bayi. TOC Vice-President Henry Tandau expressed his gratitude to FITEQ for introducing teqball in Tanzania and stated his intention to form a national association in the near future.
The second Olympafrica centre to receive the teqball table was in Zanzibar at the Dole Centre, on 19 November. Marius Vizer Jr officially donated a table to Musa Jaribu, Director of Dole Centre, and immediately gave the opportunity to every student to play teqball with the players from FITEQ. Vizer Jr noted how impressed he was with their skills and enthusiasm.
During the visit to Tanzania, Marius Vizer Jr also participated in the 36th Seminar for Secretaries General of African NOCs in Zanzibar. During the seminar, he presented a teqball table to the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) President Mustapha Berraf, to TOC President Gulam Abdulla Rashid, to CEO of The Olympafrica Foundation Alessane Thierno Diack and to Hon. Minister Mahmoud Kombo, Minister Information, Tourism and Heritage, Zanzibar. They all assured FITEQ of their full support and agreed on future cooperation to spread teqball throughout the whole continent.