The Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

16 February 2010

Tanzania: Young Africans-Lupopo Match Fetches Sh 138 Million

Over Sh138 million was fetched from the Saturday African Club Championship match between Dar es Salaam Young Africans and St Lupopo of Congo DR.

The reliable sources preferring anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media said the collection beat the last year's Sh105 million fetched in the last year's match between Young Africans and Al Ahly of Egypt

The Tanzanian flagbearers bowed 3-2 to the Congolese champions.

Meanwhile, Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has named the provisional squad for the national women team Twiga Stars, who are set to face Ethiopia in the Africa Cup of Nations on March 6.

Unveiling the list of 27 players, the team's assistant coach, Mohamed "Adolph" Rishard. Rishard said the footballers today start training ahead of the preliminary round clash scheduled for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The players as Fatuma Omary, Pulkeria Chalaji, Sophia Mwasikili, Mary Masatu, Easther Chabruma and Fatuma Mustapha - all picked from the popular club, Sayari Queens.

Others are Fatuma Bushiri, Zena Juma, Neema Kuga (Mndela Queens), Hindu Muharami (Real Tanzanite). From Mburahati Queens are Asha Rashid, Fadhila Kilele, Mwanahamis Omary, Fatuma Khatibu, Mwanaid Tamba and Zena Hamis.

On the list are also Anita Elias from Musoma Queens, Hellen Petter, Fridian Daudi, Ettoo Mlenzi, Fadhila Hamad, Maimuna Said (JKT Ruvu).

From Zanzibar are Nasiria Abdallah, Mwajuma Abdallah, Hakima Hamis, Warda Abdallah and Msimu Hassan.

TFF secretary general, Fredrick Mwakalebela said the football body needs more than Sh 70 million to facilitate Twiga Stars' effective participation in the event.

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