Dream teams dominate Taifa Cup basketball tournament YASINTA AMOS IN ARUSHA

Dar es Salaam and Iringa have been the first to cruise into the men’s quarter finals of the national annual tournament that it’s throw off was hit by hiccups. In ladies discipline, which is conducted on league basis, Dar women currently stands top of the table after collecting six points.
In the games played early yesterday in men’s category, Kilimanjaro defeated Mara by 77-65 points, while Mwanza thrashed powerless Manyara by 60 -16 points and Mbeya popularly Arusha Queen whipped Shinyanga by 40-19 points in ladies category and Dodoma beat Iringa by 52-33 points.
High flying Dar ‘Dream Team’ Queens beat Dodoma 68-22 points, whereas Mbeya Queens humiliated the hosts Arusha Queens by 67-9 points. Other games in men’s discipline saw Dar Dream Team edging Iringa by 93 -39 points while; Unguja South beat Singida by 70-40 points.
The day also saw Kilimanjaro thrashing Manyara by 114-39 points and the hosts Arusha Combine lost 43-32 points to Mbeya. Speaking about the ongoing tournament, the event organising committee Chairman, Michael Mwita said the tournament is going on smoothly and all teams are in good shape despite facing some challenges.
Commenting on complaint raised by Mbeya regional team on ‘biased’ referees Mwita rubbished the claims, saying the match officials have demonstrated competence and observed professionalism.
Mbeya coach Kablo Shomari complained that the hosts are being favoured by referees