Yanga rakes in 95m/- from President Samia's cash prizes

25May 2023
Shufaa Lyimo
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Yanga rakes in 95m/- from President Samia's cash prizes

​​​​​​​NBC Premier League winner, Yanga, has collected 95m/- from President Samia Suluhu Hassan after having an impressive run in this season's CAF Confederation Cup.

Yanga's lawyer Simon Patrick.

Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Yanga's lawyer Simon Patrick said on behalf of the squad's leadership they are grateful to President Samia for the great support she has shown to the club.

"Until now, Yanga has collected 95m/- from President Samia following CAF Confederation Cup games that we played locally and abroad," Patrick noted.

He said that the incentive funds have greatly contributed to their side doing well in such a way it has stormed into the continental showpiece's final.

The official noted he is also grateful to the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and the National Sports Council (NSC) for the cooperation they have offered the side to the stage it has reached.

He thanked the council for buying 10,000 tickets for the fans who will turn up to cheer Yanga on when the squad comes up against Algeria's USM Alger in the CAF Confederation Cup final's first leg scheduled for Sunday at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Clifford Ndimbo, TFF Information Officer, said that Yanga has done well to book a place in the final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

"Yanga has shown a good image in Africa at the stage it has reached, this will help to promote our country's tourism as well as the economy," Ndimbo noted.

The Information Officer said that preparations for the Yanga versus USM Alger clash are going on well and claimed that the federation has had various meetings with Yanga's leadership and NSC officials to ensure that everything goes well.

He asked soccer stakeholders as well as Tanzanians to show up in large numbers on Sunday to witness the match.

The NSC Secretary-General Neema Msitha handed over the 10,000 tickets to be presented to fans to witness the match to support President Samia's efforts.

"NSC will present 10,000 tickets to the fans who will enter the stadium to cheer our team, the goal is to support the efforts made by President Samia," Neema said.

She congratulated Yanga for the progress it has made so far and asked the players to see to it they win convincingly in the first leg so that they can seal their victory in Algeria and return home with the CAF Confederation Cup trophy.

The NSC leader said President Samia has ensured that Yanga wins and makes history by providing rewards and tickets for the fans who will travel to Algeria to cheer on the team.