The Ambassador wishes Magnet Youth Sports Organization good luck with Norway Cup!

Ambassador with MYSO
Magnet Youth Sports Organisation's boys team and Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen.

On June 19, Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen visited Magnet Youth Sports Organisation (MYSO) to wish them good luck with their participation in Norway Cup. Norway Cup takes place in Oslo every summer and is the world’s biggest tournament for children and youth. The Ambassador had the pleasure of speaking with both the girls’ team and the boys’ team to hear their expectations for the upcoming tournament in Oslo.

 

“I am happy to see Tanzanian teams participating in Norway Cup and it is especially nice to have a girls team participating this year. Norway Cup is an important arena for sports, but also a great place to make friends across borders.” Ambassador Jacobsen said.

Neema played for the boys' team in Norway Cup last year. This year she was happy to be playing with a full girls team
Neema played for the boys' team in Norway Cup last year. This year she was happy to be playing with a full girls’ team.

The Ambassador gave the players a football with symbols representing the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The same SDG football will be used for all the matches during Norway Cup in Oslo. The aim of the SDG football is to encourage youth and sports movements to take action to achieve the SDGs by 2030.  

 

Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen handing over the Sustainable Development Goals football to MYSO
Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen handing over the Sustainable Development Goals football to MYSO.

Norway regards the SDGs as a global roadmap for our national and international efforts aimed at eradicating extreme poverty while protecting the environment and promoting prosperity, peace and justice. The prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, currently co-chairs the group of SDG Advocates working to promote the universal sustainable development agenda.

 

The MYSO girls team in action
The MYSO girls team in action