Football in Tanzania
Tanzanian football is much better than its reputation would suggest. Formed in 1930, the Football Association of Tanzania initially had an enviable reputation on the African continent, with today's African footballing powers only establishing themselves much later thanks to economic developments. Consequently, financial problems are the main reason for the lack of footballing progress in this East African country. The Tanzanian national team is funded by income from ticket sales for regional league matches, while the association receives little state or private support. However, the first shoots of recovery were recently spotted, with Tanzania holding Kenya, a team placed higher in the ranking, to a 0-0 draw in the FIFA World Cup? preliminary round. Together with the new infrastructure financed by Goal, this result helped breathe new hope into the country.
The first Goal Project
On 4 July 2001, the Goal Bureau approved a project to renovate the existing offices of the Tanzania Football Federation headquarters, which are based in the Karume stadium complex in Dar es Salaam, and construct a hotel with kitchen facilities, a dining room, a gymnasium, medical facilities, a number of leisure rooms and classrooms. The grass pitch in the Karume stadium was also re-laid. The project was covered by Goal and funds from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Renovation of association headquarters and training centre in the Karume stadium, Dar es Salaam
Project approved
4 July 2001
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 114,364 Total cost USD 514,364