The Tanzanian government has said that the tour of Sevilla FC in the country has opened up more opportunities in the sports and tourism sectors.
The Director of Administration and Compliance, Tarimba Abbas, made this statement. He added that despite Sevilla contingent staying in the country for a short time, they managed to impart many skills which will highly uplift the development of football in the nation.
The La Liga giants were in the country for a three-day productive tour. The tour climaxed on Friday, after running various clinics meant to accelerate the growth of football in Tanzania and the entire world.
However, the whole nation was on a standstill when the five-time UEFA Europa League winners exchanged tackles with the country’s 20- time champions, Simba, at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
Although the match ended in favor of the visitors who won five goals to four, the level of football display shown by the home team was remarkable. And this made the Sevilla coach and some players heap praises on the home side immediately after the exciting game.
Quoting the director:
“Both players and team leaders have benefited a lot from the tour made by Sevilla. For example, through the brief football clinic, they ran at Uhuru Stadium with BomBom academy. The young players snatched some crucial skills from the Sevilla players”.
Abbas further explained that the agreement signed by the Tanzania Football Federation and the La Liga team was another essential area which is going to propel the development of football between the two sides.