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Yanga plan stadium construction in Dar

21st January 2013
Kaunda Stadium

Mainland premiership pace makers Young Afrcians have a plan in hand to construct a new stadium close to their club house in Dar es Salaam staring in June.

The news was broken by the club officials at the end of their annual general meeting held in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
The stadium will have a capacity to accommodate 40,000 spectators and will be the second biggest in the country after the Government-owned National Stadium also located in the city.
The site plan of the stadium shows that it would replace the aged Kaunda Stadium constructed in early 70s and used for training only.
A total of 32 billion shillings is expected to be spent on the construction as confirmed by the club’s management.
 The stadium will take two years to attain completion and Chinese Beijing Construction Company has been entrusted to carry out the duty. 
The Chinese firm was also responsible for the construction of the National Stadium officially opened in 2009.
The idea of constructing a stadium has been raised as a result of massive deduction of the gate collection through the use of the National Stadium which is used for both premiership and international matches.
The site plan also shows that some houses will be relocated to pave the way for the construction of the stadium as the club has limited land so far.  
Yanga will be the second club in the country to own a stadium after Azam FC that has their own at Chamazi on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.
Yanga have opened a five-point gap over second placed Azam FC in the Mainland premiership that resumes this weekend.


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