The Djibouti Teqball Federation (DTF) has announced it is looking to obtain more than 50 tables to allow the development of the sport in all parts of the country.Jul 17th 2020 · 1 min read
Djibouti, a nation in East Africa of just under one million people, is one of the smallest countries to be affiliated with the International Federation of Teqball with the DTF established in 2019.The country made its debut at the 2019 World Championships and is hoping to improve by bringing the tables to community centres around Djibouti."The biggest development priority is to obtain 56 teqball tables and give one or two tables to all community development centres, as well as the five regions," said DTF President Madina Said."
Community development centres are the places where young people have fun during their free time."We hope that the majority of young and old can discover and practice teqball full time."We are looking at coach, referee and athlete education courses, which will help improve the foundations for teqball's success in the country."
Djibouti hopes to return to sport this month with no-one from the teqball community contracting coronavirus.Another African country, Eswatini, has also recently returned to play.
Aïcha Garad Ali, the President of the Djibouti National Olympic Committee and an International Olympic Committee member, first saw the sport at the African Championship in Morocco and it was decided to create a national governing body for teqball.
There are currently ten players and three to four clubs in the nation, since its creation in November.Said added that international competitions are not on the agenda currently, with the focus being on increasing participation.