The 7 Elite Academy Tournament will take on a further global flavour when former Tanzanian international players Amri Kiemba and Thomas Morris travel to the competition.
The pair form part of the coaching team at 7 Elite Academy Tanzania, where hundreds of young people train and follow the organization’s worldwide coaching strategy.
They will be in Utah and Nevada to watch the tournament from February 3rd to 5th, with all signs pointing to another record-breaking attendance of teams from across the United States and beyond.
Thomas, who is Head Coach at 7 Elite Academy Tanzania, is looking forward to watching teams from the United States in action.
He said: “We are a global football academy with players on three continents, so it will be exciting to see our colleagues working to help young people achieve their ambitions at the tournament.
“I have heard great things from staff in the United States about the standard of football and I am keen to see how they compare to our players back home in Dar es Salaam.
“We will bring teams from Tanzania to the tournament in the future and I will want them to be fully prepared. By making this trip, we can get an early insight into the skills and tactics they will play against.
“Amri and I both have great understanding of international football, having both played for Tanzania. We want to bring some of that knowledge to the tournament in 2022 and future years.”
The tournament, which is now in its fourth year, is open to teams in the Under-9 to Under-19 age brackets, alongside a Pre-Academy jamboree for younger players.
Reggie Wilson, President of 7 Elite Academy Tanzania, said: “It is great news that as part of our global coaching and educational program, we can bring Thomas and Amri to the tournament in 2022.
“They both have vast knowledge of playing and coaching at the highest level, so it will be fascinating to find out what they make of the standards of play in the United States.
“We have some fantastic teams already registered to take part and this trip will pave the way for teams from Tanzania and the rest of Africa to play at the tournament in the future.
“The young people at our training base in Dar es Salaam work so hard in training and during games, so we want to provide these opportunities on a regular basis. It is a very exciting time for us.”
Leading college scouts from across the United States are expected to attend the 7 Elite Academy International Tournament, as well as players from Liverpool in the UK.
Wayne Scholes, Chairman of 7 Elite Academy, said: “This year’s tournament will be bigger and better than ever, both in terms of registrations and the standards of play of show.
“Thomas and Amri are brilliant coaches, so their input during games will be invaluable for all players. Players from the UK made a big impact during the 2020 event and we’re expecting more of the same in 2022.
“The staff at 7 Elite Academy are working hard to create a spectacular celebration of youth soccer that will live long in the memory. I am delighted to bring our coaches from Tanzania to the United States.”
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