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Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) in Collaboration with Tanzania Football Federation (TFF)


ARS is the cross  continental unique football tournament targeting male and female aged under 17 youth who are passionate about playing football to get opportunities to unlock their potentials.

Launched in 2011 with the aim of building and promoting youth football.  in its first year over 198,000 younger star in 15 countries across Africa took part in the initiative , in the second year this number increase to 300,000 participant, today thousands of youth in Tanzania and across the continent are participating every year and showcase their talent to unlock their potentials.


The property has grown bigger in each year which continue to give amazing experience and success stories to Tanzania under 17 youth who gain football skills and become football stars.

Success stories

Airtel Rising Stars program has opened doors for young talent to join and play for National l team and local clubs. We are proud that The Tanzania Football federation is already seeing the potential that Airtel Rising stars in identifying and nurturing talent for clubs and the national teams. That is the ultimate endorsement for the aspiring stars and the program.

Today good number of players through Airtel Rising stars platform gotten an opportunity to play for under 17 National teams, Senior National teams and various local clubs.

Airtel is pleased to transform live of these youth and their family and of that of the community as whole.


The under 17 National team Serengeti boys

The team is formed by 11 players from Airtel Rising Stars tournament, these players includes:...

The team has qualified for African Cup of Nation stage to comment May 2017 in Gabon.

We are proud to be part of this achievement and committed to continue scout for hidden talents for our National teams.