Tanzania's President Awards National Team 500m/ - for Reaching Afcon Finals

DAR ES SALAAM After advancing into the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, Taifa Stars are set to receive a 500m/- reward from President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

This has been confirmed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Sports, Saidi Yakubu.

Yakubu who accompanied the team to Algeria for the decisive game revealed this to players after the match that the amount is already in the ministry's custody ready to be given to the team.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has also lauded Taifa Stars for reaching the finals.

Speaking at the parliament in Dodoma on Friday, Majaliwa urges Tanzanians to continue supporting their team.

Tanzania sealed the AFCON finals place after producing a goalless draw against Algeria in their last group F match of the qualifiers.

They have earned a third time qualification with the first one coming in the 1980.

AllAfrica publishes around 500 reports a day from more than 90 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.