TFF incurs 71m/- loss in Stars match

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) claims it has incurred about 71.7m/- loss for hosting an international friendly match between Tanzania’s Taifa Stars and Black Stars of Ghana.

The epic match which ended in a one-all draw was staged at the Main National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on August 20.

TFF Secretary’s General Fredrick Mwakalebela said yesterday that they used 186,526, 873/- to organise the match which grossed 114,909,000/- .

Mwakalebela said they got 79,909,000/- from gate collections, 20m/- from television rights and 15m/- from their sponsors.

He said the expenditure of 186,526, 873/- was as follows; 126,337,473/- on bringing in Ghana, 16, 714,000/- (Taifa Stars), 27,493,000/- (other match expenses) and 15, 981,800/- (hiring the stadium).

“Despite the fact that we have got losses, TFF will still continue to invite top teams in Africa to come and play us,“ Mwakalebela said.

Stars used the match to prepare for 2010 World Cup qualifiers against Mauritius and Cape Verde.

The team is also preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations match against Sudan.

  • SOURCE: Guardian

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