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Tanzania’s Top-flight football returns with fans

Tanzania’s Top-flight football returns with fans

The Tanzania Premier League kicked off over the weekend becoming the first League in Africa to resume after football on the continent came to a grinding halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The League resumed with fans allowed to watch under strict protocols such as social distancing and wearing of face masks and washing hands with soap.

Temperatures were also taken for people entering the stadium while children and older fans were not allowed.

On the other hand teams, referees and support staff were also required to be subjected to medical protocols while dressing rooms are to be disinfected before and after the matches.

Simba SC were on Saturday held to a 1-1 draw at home by Ruvu Shooting Stars.

Shiza Kichuya had given Simba the lead on 12 minutes but the visitors drew level through Manganga just before halftime.

Meanwhile, Simba’s close rivals Young Africans defeated Mwadui 1-0 away from home.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia. Kelvin is a former Media Officer at Kabwe Warriors FC, a professional team that plays in the Zambian Super Division. He worked there for three years. He is also a freelance Photographer and Graphic designer. A co-presenter of a Sports Show on Power FM local radio station in Kabwe.

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