The ultra modern Tanzanian National Stadium in Dar es Salaam
has been temporarily shut down to allow for renovations. According to the citizen.co.tz, the national stadium was shut
down after the Charity shield match pitting perennial rivals Simba and Yanga.
The two local giants will subsequently have to get alternative venues for their home matches starting this weekend. Other than Simba and Yanga, Moro United and debutants Villa Squad had also pointed at the National Stadium as their home venue during their league matches this season.
The two clubs, Moro United and Villa Squad, together with , Azam and JKT Ruvu, the other Dar es Salaam-based clubs, have opted to use the Chamazi Stadium instead as their home grounds.
The decision will not only affect the league but also next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Tanzanian national soccer team, Taifa Stars, and Algeria which will now take place at the CCM Kirumba in Mwanza, according to the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF).
Speaking to citizen.co.tz, the The TFF information officer, Boniface Wambura said that they would make change of venue known to the Algerian official and also instructed Simba and Yanga to get venues for their home matches.
-We will reschedule some league matches in order to avoid confusion on the part of teams that usually use the National Stadium as their home venue, said the TFF communications officer.