Tanzania Sports
Tanzanian international loaned to Chemelil Sugar
KPL transfers: AFC Leopards set to sign Zanzibar star
Tshabalala wa Simba kutimkia Gor Mahia
Beki Stones kuwakosa Man Utd, Spurs
Mourinho aonywa kuhusu Pogba
Mourinho atoa dau nono kwa Asensio
Bluefins unveil squad for Morogoro tourney
Big guns now gear up for tricky RBA matches
2018-02-15 09:48:32 Dar es Salaam. After brief hiatus, the Dar es Salaam Regional Basketball Association (RBA) League resumes tomorrow with two matches on the menu at the National Indoor Stadium. Oilers will confront Tanzania Prisons before UDSM Insiders take on ABC, according to Basketball Dar es Salaam (BD) executive director, Gosbert Boniface. Oilers head coach, Lusekelo Mbwene has predicted a tough encounter (against Prisons)   Read More ...
Eaton revels in Nigeria Ladies Open success
2018-02-14 09:02:22 Dar es Salaam. For Tanzania’s top female golfer Angel Eaton, her triumph at the 2018 ‘IBB Nigeria Ladies Open’ on Sunday surpasses her previous triumphs attained across the continent. Eaton – a member of the Dar es Salaam-based Lugalo Golf Club – defied the odds to emerge the overall winner in the four-day championship, which drew the crème de la crème of female golfers from around the African continent   Read More ...
Chelsea yakaribia Man United
2018-02-13 12:26:30 Klabu ya Chelsea imeiduwaza West Brom baada ya kuitandika mabao 3-0 kwenye mchezo wa Ligi Kuu England ulipigwa jana Jumatatu usiku. Ushindi huo umewasogezea Chelsea hadi nafasi ya nne wakiwa na pointi 53 wakiwa nyuma ya Man United kwa pointi tatu kwenye msimamo wa Ligi Kuu England. Mabao mawili ya Eden Hazard na moja la Victor Moses yalitosha kuwapa ushindi huo mnono siku ya jana na kufufua matumaini kuwapo mbio za nafasi nne za juu   Read More ...
Ronaldo ajivunia rekodi ya Real kwa PSG
2018-02-13 12:26:24 Cristiano Ronaldo amekiri kuwa Real Madrid inahitaji kuwa katika ubora wake ili kuifunga Paris Saint-Germain katika mchezo wao wa Ligi ya Mabingwa utakaochezwa kesho Jumatano. Ronaldo alisema hayo baada ya kuifunga mabao matatu Real Sociedad katika ushindi wao wa mabao 5-2 mwishoni mwa wiki. Mreno huyo hivi karibuni alipewa tuzo yake ya Goal 50 Award iliyomfanya kuwa mchezaji bora wa msimu uliopita 2016/17   Read More ...
Simba too good for Djibouti team
2018-02-11 18:02:35 Dar es Salaam. The National Stadium was awash with red and white colours on Sunday when Mainland giants Simba thrashed Gendamarie of Djibouti 4-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup match. Simba, needing a win to launch their CAF Confederation Cup with a bang, scored their goals through team captain John Bocco, Said Ndemla and Emmanuel Okwi in the preliminary round, first leg of the continental tournament   Read More ...
Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics
2018-02-11 10:47:26 Pyeongchang, South Korea | AFP/. An earthquake triggered an alert and high winds disrupted competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday, as officials warned of a severe freeze and urged fans to wrap up warm. After a bitterly cold first night of competition, a shallow 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the eastern portion of South Korea overnight, prompting warnings on mobile phones. Early on Sunday, ski officials were forced to postpone the showpiece men's downhill until Thursday as buffeting winds made the high-speed slope too dangerous for competition   Read More ...
South Korea probes cyber shutdown during Olympics ceremony
2018-02-10 10:48:43 South Korea on Saturday investigated a mysterious internet shutdown during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which follows warnings of possible cyberattacks during the Pyeongchang Games. Internal internet and wifi systems crashed at about 7:15 pm (1015 GMT) on Friday and were still not back to normal at midday on Saturday, Games organisers said. Cyber-security teams and experts from South Korea's defence ministry, plus four other ministries, formed part of a taskforce investigating the shutdown, they said, adding that it didn't affect the high-tech opening ceremony   Read More ...
Vijana Queens eye win in RBA League opener
2018-02-07 09:47:53 Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam Regional Basketball League (RBA) champions Vijana Queens will launch their title defence campaign against DB Lioness on Saturday. The eagerly awaited match will start at 2pm at the National Indoor Stadium, according to the fixtures released yesterday by Basketball Dar es Salaam (BD). The match is expected to evoke memories of the 2017 National Basketball League final when Vijana Queens beat the Lioness 65-52 to clinch the trophy   Read More ...
Utd Munich air crash haunts McGuinness 60 years on
2018-02-06 12:48:18 Not a day goes by when Wilf McGuinness doesn’t think of the friends and teammates he lost when the Munich air crash ripped the heart out of Manchester United’s “Busby Babes”. The disaster, 60 years ago this week, killed eight of the young, vibrant side who had won successive league titles and left manager Matt Busby fighting for his life. The events of February 6, 1958 are woven into the fabric of the club, who recovered to become the first English team to lift the European Cup 10 years later on a deeply emotional night at Wembley   Read More ...
Russians who had bans lifted to miss Olympics
2018-02-06 12:05:02 Pyeongchang. Fifteen Russians whose life bans for doping were lifted last week have been barred from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday, as Russia’s drugs conspiracy continued to reverberate just days from the opening ceremony. The decision was taken after a special panel “unanimously recommended that the IOC not extend an invitation to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 to the 15 individuals”, a statement said   Read More ...
‘Wonderful’ Six Nations Cup excites England boss Jones
2018-02-06 12:04:56 Rome. England coach Eddie Jones forecast fans were in for a treat following the “wonderful rugby” played on the opening weekend of this season’s Six Nations. Jones’s men launched their bid for an unprecedented third successive outright title by rounding off the first round of fixtures with a 46-15 win away to Italy in Rome on Sunday. A crowd of more than 61,000 spectators at the Stadio Olimpico saw England run in seven tries, with an emboldened Italy scoring two of their own before fading away late on   Read More ...
Veteran golfer sparkles at Monthly Mug tourney
2018-02-06 09:03:04 Arusha Gymkhana Club golfer Travers Simon was in a class of his own as he beat a field of 80 players to win of the CMC February Monthly Mug tournament. Simon, playing off handicap 4, scored 68 net strokes to eclipse top challengers in Peniel Uliwa, N. Matsuoka and Chadha Gav in division A at the Arusha Gymkhana Club course on Sunday   Read More ...
Brutal cold raises concerns over Olympics opening ceremony
2018-02-05 11:48:06 Pyeongchang, South Korea | AFP | Freezing weather at the Winter Olympics threatens to force some athletes and staff to pull out of Friday's opening ceremony as Pyeongchang shivers in temperatures plunging to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Forget Russian doping, North Korea and US speed queen Lindsey Vonn: much of the talk among those arriving in South Korea this week is the brutal cold   Read More ...
Tanzanian lady golfers seek to conquer Nigeria
2018-02-05 08:47:48 Dar es Salaam. Tanzania’s top female golfers, including Angel Eaton, leave for Abuja, Nigeria tomorrow for the IBB Ladies Open, which tees off on Thursday. The four-day championship to be held at International Golf Club course in Abuja, will draw the crème of lady golfers from around the continent. The golfers, who are all members of Lugalo Golf Club, were in high spirits yesterday, raring to steal show at the Abuja tournament   Read More ...
TZ players set Uganda basketball league alight
2018-02-01 13:49:33 Dar es Salaam. In the recent past, Tanzanian basketball teams have remained mere participants in international competitions mainly due to financial constraints and lack of exposure. But, such challenges have not diluted the players’ spirits, especially those eyeing greener pastures overseas. A host of Tanzanian basketballers are now playing professional basketball abroad. In Uganda, for instance, they have been key members of clubs competing in the Uganda National Basketball League   Read More ...
Taboo North Korean flag raised in South for Olympics
2018-02-01 10:48:32 Seoul, South Korea /AFP/. North Korea's national flag was raised in the South Thursday for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, organisers said, after an exemption came into force to avoid breaching Seoul's tough national security law. The two Koreas are still technically at war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Under the security legislation, praise for the North is illegal, punishable by up to seven years in prison, and displaying the country's red, white and blue flag is considered a violation   Read More ...
Tanzanian international loaned to Chemelil Sugar
2018-01-31 16:56:23 Tusker defender and Tanzania international, Abdul Hassan has been sent on a season loan spell at Chemelil Sugar FC until the end of the 2018 season. Hassan signed for Tusker FC in January 2017 and made 15 appearances during his maiden season. The former African Lyon left-back made 15 appearances for Tusker last season, scoring on his full debut against Ulinzi Stars in the league   Read More ...
Swansea stun Arsenal, Liverpool cruise
2018-01-31 14:49:40 London. Petr Cech's howler rocked Arsenal as they crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Swansea, while Liverpool cruised to victory over Huddersfield yesterday. Arsenal goalkeeper Cech's miscued attempt to clear allowed Jordan Ayew to slot home Swansea's second goal at the Liberty Stadium. It was the killer blow for Arsenal, who had already seen Sam Clucas equalise just one minute after Nacho Monreal put the visitors ahead from Mesut Ozil's pass in the 33rd minute   Read More ...
Juniors smash 25 national records in Dar
2018-01-31 08:48:03 Dar es Salaam. Twenty-five national records were smashed at the just concluded National Junior Championship at the Haven Peace Academy (Hopac). Fifteen out of the 25 young swimmers who set new records at the Hopac swimming pool are Tanzanians, and the rest are foreign swimmers who featured for local clubs in the two-day championship. The thrilling event saw national team swimmer Celina Itatiro setting new records in the girls’ 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m individual medley, 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 50m backstroke   Read More ...
Dar golfers psyched up for Nigeria Ladies Open
2018-01-30 11:03:00 Dar es Salaam. With just a week left before this year’s IBB Ladies Open Championship tees off in Abuja, Nigeria, Tanzanian golfers are bubbling with confidence ahead of the tournament. The 2017 Uganda Open champion Angel Eaton, Vicky Elias, Hawa Wanyenche and Sophia Mathias are among top female golfers who will represent the country in the tournament. The golfers, who are members of Lugalo Golf Club, have been fine-tuning in the city since last month for the three-day championship, which gets underway on February 8   Read More ...
Sofapaka misses out on Zanzibar international?
2018-01-30 09:43:09 Sofapaka’s dream of landing the signature of Zanzibar sensational midfielder, Abdul - Aziz Makame seems to have hit the walls with less than 48 hours left before the close of 2018 KPL transfer window. Batoto ba Mungu released the full list of new signing, but without the Zanzibar international who has been a top target for Sam Ssimbwa side. Abdul-Aziz was set to complete his move to Kenyan Premier League last week according to a top official at Sofapaka   Read More ...
Uganda cranes striker Emma Okwi on fire in Tanzania football league
2018-01-29 20:28:34 Many Ugandans lost interest in the African Nations Championship after The Cranes were eliminated at the first hurdle. Attention for these fans has well and truly switched to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that take centre-stage later this year. On current form, striker Emmanuel Arnold Okwi would walk into Sebastien Desabre’s starting eleven. This after he scored a brace in as many matches as Simba SC brushed aside Maji Maji 4-0 in a Tanzania Premier League match   Read More ...
Dar swimmers sparkle at TZ junior tourney
2018-01-29 08:48:07 Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam Swimming Club (DSC) emerged overall winners of this year’s national junior championship at the Haven of Peace Academy (Hopac) over the weekend. DSC claimed the top honour after garnering a total 3,144 points at the club’s swimming pool in the championship, which featured young swimmers from six clubs. The two-day championship reached its climax on Saturday   Read More ...
Ex-CDF steals show at golf golf meet
2018-01-29 08:48:00 Dar es Salaam. Former Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General George Waitara, Seif Mcharo and Juma Likuli were the top scorers at the NMB Monthly tournament at TPDF Lugalo Club course over the weekend. Seif Mcharo, the national golf team player, won the Division A after netting one under par 71 strokes in the 18-hole tournament. He beat his closest challenger Shaaban Kibuna by three strokes   Read More ...
Lady Cricket Cranes take preps for Holland job to Tanzania
2018-01-28 01:00:04 Build-up games. Today’s games. Game 1: Uganda vs. Tanzania. Game 2: Uganda vs. Tanzania. Kampala. Ordinarily, there is a hangover that breeds after one attains an achievement.But for the Uganda national women’s cricket team, it must have been a brief one after they garnered the title at the ICC Africa Women’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers in Windhoek, Namibia last September. In December, victorious coach Grace Mutyagaba and his superior Francis Otieno embarked on preparations for the ICC Global T20 Qualifier which bowls off July 3-14 in Netherlands   Read More ...
Celina gauges fitness in junior championships
2018-01-27 05:48:29 Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian swimming sensation Celina Itatiro will gauge her fitness in the ongoing junior national championships which ends today at the Haven of Peace Academy (Hopac), a Christian International School situated in Dar es Salaam. This comes ahead of the Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place in the Gold Coast city of Queensland in Australia slated for April this year   Read More ...
Durant triple as Warriors tame Timberwolves in All -Star game
2018-01-27 05:48:26 Oakland. Kevin Durant showed why he was LeBron James’ first pick for the NBA All-Star game on Thursday as the Golden State Warriors romped past the Minnesota Timberwolves for a comfortable victory. Durant, who was snapped up by James for next month’s All-Star extravaganza, bagged a 28-point triple-double as the Warriors cruised to a 126-113 win at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry added 25 points and Klay Thompson also got 25 to give the Warriors the perfect preparation for Saturday’s meeting with the Eastern Conference pace-setters Boston   Read More ...
Yanga, Azam FC battle for supremacy in VPL
2018-01-27 05:48:20 Dar es Salaam. The premier football league for Mainland Tanzania continues in five venues today, but all eyes – most of them, anyway! – will be on the encounter pitting defending champions Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga) and Azam Football Club (Azam) at the Azam Complex in Dar es Salaam. The match is considered important for the two teams which fight to reduce the gap in the league standing which is now led by Simba Sports Club (Simba)   Read More ...
Juniors eye medals at national tourney in Dar
2018-01-26 08:50:13 Dar es Salaam. After days of preparations, the stage is now set for this year’s National Junior Swimming Championship, which starts today at the Haven of Peace Academy (Hopac) pool. The two-day championship will see 182 young swimmers from around the country battling it out for top honours in various styles, according to Dar es Salaam Swimming Club (DSC) secretary general, Inviolata Itatiro   Read More ...
Tennis star Halep expects Kerber 'marathon' after Pliskova sprint
2018-01-24 12:47:49 Melbourne. World number one Simona Halep expects a "marathon" in her Australian Open semi-final against Angelique Kerber after blitzing sixth seed Karolina Pliskova in their Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday. The Romanian overcame a shaky start to reel off nine games in a row and 12 of the last 14 games to recover from 0-3 en route to a 6-3, 6-2 victory on Rod Laver Arena   Read More ...
From sleeping in toilet to Champions League - and now China
2018-01-24 12:47:40 Shanghai. South African striker Dino Ndlovu spent three nights sheltering in a station toilet before going on to play Champions League football -- and he is now embarking on the latest chapter in his career with a move to China. The well-travelled 27-year-old has swapped European football with Azerbaijan's Qarabag for Zhejiang Greentown, a club in China's second tier and formerly called Hangzhou Greentown   Read More ...
TZ juniors set sights on All-Africa Games
2018-01-24 09:01:57 Dar es Salaam. Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) chairman, Joseph Tango says he is confident the national youth team will perform impressively in the All-Africa Junior Championship in Morocco. Speaking to The Citizen after unveiling a five-member final squad for the championship scheduled for March 4 to 10, Tango said the players have all it takes to shine in Morocco. Seventeen countries are expected to compete in the championship, which will see top teams earning qualification to the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup to be held in a country yet to be named   Read More ...
Sanchez aota makubwa Man Utd
2018-01-23 10:23:43 London, England. Alexis Sanchez amekamilisha uhamisho kwenda Manchester United kama ilivyokuwa kwa Henrikh Mkhitaryan aliyetimkia Arsenal. Manchester United wametumia Twitter kumthibisha nyota huyo wa Chile kuwa mchezaji wa klabu hiyo kwa mshambuliaji huyo kupiga kinanda cha wimbo wa "Glory Glory Man United". Wimbo huo mpya masikioni mwa mashabiki wa Man United, nyota huyo wa zamani wa Barcelona aliwambia viongozi wake kuwa: "Nimefurahi kujiunga na moja ya klabu kubwa duniani   Read More ...
On-song Magic stun Celtics
2018-01-23 08:48:16 Washington. Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of Boston Celtics on Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA’s Eastern Conference leaders. Elfrid Payton scored 22 points for the Magic, who had lost their last 14 games in Boston in a skid stretching back to February 2010. “It feels good to get a win, especially after playing well,” Payton said   Read More ...
Rare treat for Dar fans as special tourney starts
2018-01-23 08:47:56 Dar es Salaam. The Annadil Burhani ground will be a hive of activity for three months, as it hosts a special indoor cricket tournament featuring 20 teams from eight countries. Sponsored by Renault Tanzania, the tournament, the first event of its kind in the country, roared into life yesterday. It has drawn teams from United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, India, New Zealand and hosts Tanzania, according to Annadil Burhani chairman, Taher Jafferji   Read More ...
Smalling hails Utd defensive strength after vital victory
2018-01-23 08:47:50 London. Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has hailed Jose Mourinho for building a strong defence at the club after they recorded their 14th clean sheet of the Premier League season at Burnley. United are yet to concede a goal in 2018 and have gone 504 minutes since their defence was last breached, when Burnley midfielder Steven Defour’s free-kick beat David de Gea on Boxing Day   Read More ...
Top seed Halep eases into Aussie last eight
2018-01-23 07:47:47 Melbourne. World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in 81 minutes. “I’m really happy that I’m back in the quarter-finals,” said the Romanian, who last made it this far in 2015 and has been nursing a troublesome ankle that she rolled in her first-round match   Read More ...
Sky is the limit for TZ golf sensation Joseph
2018-01-22 09:47:54 Dar es Salaam. One of Tanzania’s highly-rated golfers, Victor Joseph, believes that his dream for a scholarship to one of the best golf colleges in the world will materialize this year. Joseph– who emerged the country’s ‘Best Male Golfer of the Year-2016’ after beating his closest pursuers, Amani Saidi and Seif Mcharo – says he has what it takes to excel in international golfing   Read More ...
N. Korea delegates arrive in South for pre-Olympics inspection
2018-01-21 12:02:10 Seoul, South Korea | AFP |North Korean delegates arrived in South Korea on Sunday to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month's Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the capitalist South for four years. Television footage showed a group of seven officials led by Hyon Song-Wol, the leader of the North's popular Moranbong band, crossing the heavily-fortified border on a bus before arriving at Seoul train station about an hour later   Read More ...
Organisers upbeat ahead of crucial swimming gala
2018-01-21 10:47:41 Dar es Salaam. A total of 121 activities have been lined up for the national swimming championship scheduled for Haven of Peace Academy (Hopac) at the end of this month, the organisers have said. Swimmers will battle for honours in the 50-metre, 100-metre and 200-metre freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, individual medley as well as relays, which have been categorised under mixed age groups   Read More ...