In Tanzania football means even more to the people than it does in Europe. For many it is their only hobby. This enthusiasm and passion can be vividly seen on a typical Wednesday. In the late afternoon kids are playing barefoot wherever they can find some sort of flat land in the city. The balls they use are self-made from thrown away plastic bags and many youths wear a second-hand jersey from their favorite European club. After playing they wash the jersey directly so it can be used again the next day. Once it gets dark adults can be heard emotionally discussing about the upcoming Champions League matches in every corner of the city. Here in Mwanza football is not yet a commercial industry, it comes directly from heart of the people.
Like in Europe many kids dream about becoming a superstar. But developing top players is not what we aim to achieve. Our goal is to create a sustainable infrastructure over the next years that allow a large number of people across all ages and genders to play regularly in an organized club on a flat pitch with the appropriate equipment. All these things are missing so far.