Young Africans football club is beginning construction of a new multi-sport facility in Kigamboni area in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The stadium will feature a gym, a 50m Olympic swimming pool, volleyball and basketball courts and a 20 000-seater capacity.
The club’s building and infrastructure committee secretary-general, Saidi Mrisho told Tanzanian publication The Citizen: “We have seven acres at Kigamboni, which, however, are not enough as we planned to build the biggest stadium in the country with a hostel, canteen and restaurant,” said Mrisho.
“Basically, we have decided to build two stadiums in Kigamboni, one for training and another for handling international matches as per the requirements of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) and the world’s soccer governing body (Fifa).
Though in the final stages of planning, Mrisho would not reveal the costs involved.
“I cannot unveil the budget of the project because it is at the management level. Our task is to plan and evaluate the project and submit our recommendations to the leadership.
“However, let me assure you that the project will be implemented as planned and history will be made in the country.
“We visited and viewed the Azam Complex, where we learnt a lot of things about how we can construct ours. We are aware of the challenges they are facing and how to address them. We really thank Azam for their cooperation.”
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