President awards national team 500m/- after qualifying for AFCON 2023

DAR ES SALAAM: President Samia Suluhu Hassan has awarded Taifa Stars 500m/- for qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has presented the dummy cheque on behalf of President Samia during a brief event at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday afternoon.

In his remarks, the Premier insists that the current government under President Samia is committed to develop sports in the country.

He says the head of state is always on forefront making sure that the country’s flag is well represented in international sporting events.

“The President has sent me here on her behalf and she is congratulating Taifa Stars players for making the country proud after qualifying for the AFCON finals.

“As such, you should not just go there to participate but rather work hard to reach far and if possible, win the AFCON title,” says Majaliwa.

He then urges Tanzanians to continue supporting all flag carrier sport disciplines as one way to encourage them shine in major contests

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