THE African Youth Championships qualifier between host Serengeti Boys and Congo Brazzaville played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday fetched 23m/-, the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) announced.
TFF Information Officer, Boniface Wambura said that the amount was raised from 18,022 fans who bought tickets to witness the encounter. Tickets were sold at 10,000/-, 5,000/-, 2,000/- and 1,000/-. At least 15,850 fans bought 1,000/- tickets, Wambura noted.
He said a sum of 3,511,677.97/- which represent 18 per cent of the total collections went to Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) as Value Added Tax. He said 5,956,635/- covered match costs and a total of 5,860,000/- was spent on match tickets. Pitch preparation (400,000/-), Chinese- Beijing Construction (2m/-), electricity charges (300,000/-) and stadium cleanness and security (3.5m/-).
Other recipients were Football Development Fund (FDF), who got 2.3m/-, stadium management got (10 per cent of the total collection), which is 500,269/-, Confederation of African Football (CAF) got 250,134/-, TFF received 1m/-, while the Dar es Salaam Regional Football Association (DRAF) received 50,027/-.
In the match Tanzania's under-17 side Serengeti boys grabbed a slim 1-0 victory over Congo Brazzaville. The homeside dominated the first half in-style, and their efforts were paid after Mudathir Yahya scored through a freekick in the 15th minute. In the second half, the visitors had a lot of chances but they failed to find the net.
Meanwhile, the TFF Election Committee has cancelled out the Katavi Regional Football Association (KAREFA) election process, after five of eight candidates lacked required qualifications. Wambura said the new process will restart on Wednesday.
He said Rukwa Region Football Association (RUREFA) election process will also start afresh on Monday and the region's election committee will be guidelines to supervise the election after the initial process was nullified by TFF because it was flawed. Wambura further said that the election process for the Tanzania Sports Medical Association (TASMA) will start afresh on Monday.