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.
Third Goal project
Following the inauguration and approval for use of the artificial turf pitch at the national stadium in Dar-es-Salaam, funded through the Win in Africa with Africa initiative, the Tanzania Football Federation expressed the wish to also lay an all-weather pitch on the island of Zanzibar. The Goal Bureau approved this third project on 22 October 2008.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Artificial turf pitch on the island of Zanzibar
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000