Tanzania’s national team, Taifa Stars will pitch a three-day camp at the New Amaan Sports Complex in Zanzibar before heading to Egypt for further drills ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
This has been confirmed on Wednesday evening by Zanzibar President and Chairman of the Revolutionary Hussein Ali Mwinyi at the grand re-opening ceremony of the renovated venue.
“Before I finish my speech, let me concede the plea that has been made for the national team to conduct a brief camp here, the team is welcome.
“If possible, they (Taifa Stars) should play a friendly game with one of our own teams here in order to be in good shape before flying for the AFCON contest,” Mwinyi says.
He adds: “This is just the beginning, we intend to continue building sports infrastructures in many parts of the country and soon, the project to construct sports centers in all districts will be launched.
“By 2027, if God keeps us alive, we will have a brand new stadium similar to that of Old Trafford.”
Again, the head of state indicated that from today, the venue will be known as New Amaan Sports Complex and not Amaan Stadium as previously known.
Among others, the complex has an indoor stadium capable to host various sporting disciplines like volleyball, netball and many more.