Yusuf Poulsen’s signed jersey for auction in support of youth football

 DAR ES SALAAM’s Magnet Youth Sports Organization (MYSO) is expected to hold an auction for a signed jersey of Yusuf Poulsen, a Danish midfielder that has Tanzania’s origin, in Dar es Salam tomorrow.

Tuntufye Mwambusi, MYSO Chairman, disclosed the auction gears towards raising funds for supporting a skills training program for 25 youth football coaches in the city, which is run by the institution.

“In collaboration with Leipzig University of Germany under the ITK Program, an initiative of the German Foreign Office established with the purpose of supporting sports excellence in the developing world, our organization is currently running a skills training program for the 25 youth football coaches,” Mwambusi disclosed.

“These coaches have been drawn from various football academies and include physical education teachers from primary and secondary schools around the city.”

He disclosed the training is conducted by two football experts and one official from Germany as a follow up session to the first module which was held in February this year.

“The course began on August 7 with the final day slated for September 16. Part of the course includes a mentoring program for a few selected coaches,” he noted.

“We have successfully acquired patronage of the project from Yusuf Poulsen, the Danish midfielder that has Tanzania origin and turns out for Denmark national team and German outfit RB Leipzig.”

Mwambusi noted the midfielder has, in supporting the project, kindly offered one signed jersey that will be auctioned in the city tomorrow with the proceeds intended solely for the development program.

He pointed out the multiplier effect expected from the coaches’ participation in this program will extend beyond improving the quality of coaching at the developmental level to include enhanced understanding of the science of football and ultimately build on existing talents among young players.

“These outcomes will contribute to the overall uplift of the quality of football not only in Dar es Salaam but over time around the country,” he disclosed.

“So far we have received 80% of the budget from the ITK Program and Germany Embassy here in Tanzania and NMB Bank. We are current looking forward to raise 20% through the sale of this signed jersey for a successful project.”

“We encourage companies and individuals to bid for Poulsen’s signed jersey towards this good initiative,” he noted.

“Should either an individual of firm emerge the highest bidder MYSO guarantees, among others, invitation to the closing ceremony and have the honour of presenting certificates to course graduates on September 17 this year.”

The highest bidder will moreover enjoy promotion opportunities to enhance his brand and product or service awareness throughout the duration of the program and on the closing ceremony.

The bidder will further get recognition through various traditional media channels and social media including prominent football news outlets in the country and on the ITK Program social media platform throughout the duration of the program.

The bidder will also be recognized as a catalyst of change for the development of youth football program initiative founded by the ITK Program and MYSO throughout the duration of the program

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