Pinda wants sports budget

The Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda ordered ministries, regional and district commissioners to have sports budgets.

Pinda gave the directive when he was launching the Taifa Cup soccer tournament at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

“We must have sports budgets because this it one of the ways to advertise our country, it also makes the country respected if we perform well,“ the premier said.

He congratulated Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) on sponsoring the event. The PM urged other firms to follow suit.

He appealed to the 23 competing teams to apply fair play and be ready to accept defeat.

In the opening match, Iringa beat Manyara 4-1.

The winners used only five minutes to score the first goal through Yusuf Keita before the scorer added the second goal in the 16th minute.

Jeremiah Juma scored the other two goals in the 60th and 88th minutes respectively, while Sunday Mushi scored the lone goal for Manyara in the 23rd minute.

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