21 September 2017

Tanzania/Nigeria: Azam Arena Set for Tanzanite-Nigeria Tie

THE second leg match of the 2018 U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup between the national women football team Tanzanite and Nigeria's Falconets slated on October 1st this year, will be staged at Azam Complex Stadium, Dar es Salaam.

Tanzanite suffered a 3-0 demolition from the Falconets during the first leg tie played at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Nigeria on Saturday.

The home side team will be compelled to outscore the visitors by four unanswered goals for them to proceed into the next round of the lucrative tournament, whose finals will be staged in France next year.

Azam FC Communications Officer Jaffar Idd said the venue is ready to host the high profile clash. "We received a letter from Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) requesting us to allow the two teams play their returning match at our territory, of which the management kindly accepted.

"Azam Complex has now proved that it is capable to accommodate any football match having recently been given the green light to do so by TFF and we have already played against Simba SC in a game which ended incidents free," he said.

Furthermore, Idd said it will not be the first time for the facility to stage international games hence seized the chance to inform spectators to always preserve the playing arena for it to last longer.

Adding, Idd said Azam is drilling itself well ahead of their upcoming Mainland Premier League encounter against Iringa outfit Lipuli FC scheduled for Saturday at Azam Complex.

"All our players are in good health looking forward to the match except goalkeeper Benedict Haule, who has a broken finger and he will not be used on the day," he revealed.

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