Tanzania National Main Stadium
Extra stadium info – Tanzania National Main Stadium
Simba SC and the Young Africans use the venue for home games. In 2016, the Young Africans became the first football club with 20 Tanzanian top-flight league titles, followed by their rivals Simba SC in 2019. Mbwana Samatta signed with Simba SC in 2010. He joined TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2011 and he signed with KRC Genk from Belgium in 2016. He became the first player from Tanzania to play and score in the world famous English Premier League after he joined Aston Villa Football Club in 2020.
The national football team of Tanzania, nicknamed Taifa Stars, use the Tanzania National Main Stadium for home games. In 2010, they played their first game at the venue in front of a capacity crowd. 60,000 people attended the match, which Tanzania lost against the national football team of the Côte d’Ivoire. Didier Drogba, one of the first athletes with 1 million followers on his main social media page, scored the only goal of the match. He played several FIFA World Cup matches for the Côte d’Ivoire. Drogba played professional football for clubs in France, the United Kingdom, China, Turkey and Canada before he ended his professional football career with a club in the United States.