17th November 2018 Last update at 1:50 pm
This is how sports have been developed in different countries-Kajumulo
I’ve been developing youth sports around the world, but it’s been a while since I’ve been home to work with youth sport development there. This time I want to invest in youth sports, like I have done in Ghana, Jamaica, Togo, and the US. In order to do this, I need your support. In all of those places the communities made investment in youth sport development. In Tanzania, it is our obligation to invest in our youth.
Nike is an American company. They support American sports. Adidas and Puma are German. Those companies have grown because of thei support of their local people and in turn they have supported the development of sport in their countries.
Kajumulo World Soccer is an American Company but owned by a Tanzanian citizen. I want to do the same as Adidas, Nike, and Puma. I want to grow my brand with the support of Tanzanians and, in turn, contribute to the development of youth sport in Tanzania. This is how sports have been developed in different countries. When Americans wear Nike they are proud to be Americans, when Germans wear Adidas or Puma, they are proud to be German. I want to see Tanzanians wear Kajumulo World Soccer and be proud to be Tanzanian.
I read so much from the media criticism that the Tanzanian government does not support sports development. Why do we expect the government to support sports when the community is not doing the same. The government is obligated to support government schools. That is their only obligation. The rest is up to the people and the corporations who benefit in Tanzanian society.
I’m going to design a special edition t-shirt that will be sold to support youth sports development. Every Tanzanian who wants to support sports development and look forward to seeing Tanzanian Olympic Athletes and World Cup teams should purchase one of these t-shirts. I will be in Tanzania soon to launch this nation-wide effort. My goal is to support a 2015 Tanzania Women’s National Team that will qualify and compete in the World Cup in Canada. As you know, I’m very experienced with developing women players and feel that Tanzania has the potential to be successful. I have done this in Ghana, Jamaica, and with players in the U.S.
Right now I am coaching a young female player one of the best in the country for her age group, Mireya Grey who is 14 years old. Someday, you will see her in the World Cup. In July, I hope to bring my U-17 girls team to Tanzania to compete with the Tanzania and Zanzibar National teams. My team is the Washington State Champion. Kajumulo Farasi. Mireya plays with the U17 team even though she is only 14.