CCM sets aside funds for soccer stadium repairs

She made the declaration after touring the stadium’s site which at the present does not meet conditions stipulated by the Tanzania Football Federation to host Mainland premiership matches.

Already pitch repairs are underway as workers are changing the soil to install new grass.
“We have estimated that ten million shillings will be used to transplant new grasses and reform the pitch," she said.

She said the objective of refurbishing the stadium is in line with CCM’s policy to support sports in the country.

Saidi Ibrahim who coordinates the refurbishment works said the foremost assignment is changing the pitch before embarking on stands and other works.

Singida gears up to host Mainland premier soccer league matches after home side Singida United won promotion to the top flight berth last month.

Two other First Division teams that cruised to the premiership include Njombe Council and Iringa’s Lipuli FC.