TFF unveils gate fees for Simba, Sevilla FC clash 

11May 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
TFF unveils gate fees for Simba, Sevilla FC clash 

TANZANIA Football Federation (TFF) has unveiled entrance fees for international friendly match pitting domestic giants, Simba, against Spanish football big guns, Sevilla FC, to be played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on May 23.

SportPesa Director of Administration and Compliance, Tarimba Abbas (3rd R), speaks to the press in Dar es Salaam yesterday on Spanish soccer club Sevilla FC’s tour of Tanzania. Sevilla FC will take on Simba in the city on May 23. The gaming company has organized the event in cooperation with Tanzania Football Federation (TFF). Looking on (L-R) are TFF information officer, Clifford Ndimbo, the federation’s Director of Finance and Administration, Cornel Barnaba, and Simba’s information officer, Haji Manara. PHOTO: COURTESY OF SPORTPESA

The match, hosted by sports betting firm SportPesa, is set to kick off at 7pm.

Cornel Barnaba, TFF’s Director of Finance and Administration, noted yesterday that fans wishing to watch the match from the VIP B seats will pay 15,000/- each, and each of the seats in the popular stands will cost 5,000/-.

“There will as well be Platinum area, which will cost 100,000/- for each of the fans…fans that will pay for the seats will moreover be transported to the venue from Serena Hotel, they will also be served food and drinks at the stadium and will thereafter be taken back to the hotel,” Barnaba said.

He moreover appealed to fans to buy tickets for the game early on to avoid unnecessary inconveniences.

 “The tickets will be sold at all Puma petrol stations in Dar es Salaam in which fans can buy tickets via Selcom cards, therefore fans should start buying the tickets early so they can not miss them,” he stressed.

SportPea Director of Administration and Compliance, Tarimba Abbas, disclosed the firm has moreover opted to host the game at the mentioned time to give every Tanzanian opportunity to watch it, as it will be played during the holy month of Ramadhan.

“We know the duel will be played during the holy month of Ramadhan for that matter we have opted for a 7pm kick off and allow food vendors to sell iftar at the stadium so people can break fast before watching the match,” he disclosed.

Sevilla are set to jet into Tanzania for an end of the season tour.

The club, which has won the UEFA Europa League on five occasions, will also visit various tourist sites in the country, as well as taking part in soccer clinics and seminars for football officials in the country.

It is the second time for SportPesa to bring a top European soccer club to Tanzania. The gaming firm had earlier brought English side, Everton, in 2017.