Tanzania: Spectator Sports

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Tanzania Spectator Sports

Spectator sports in Tanzania are not relatively common. The most played sports are football (soccer), basketball and tennis. Netball, cricket, volleyball, golf and boxing are also popular. The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), is the governing body of football in Tanzania. The completion of an ultra-modern, 60,000 capacity sports stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, part of a new national sports complex, is expected to usher in an exciting and successful new era of sports tourism in Tanzania. Other facilities in the new national sports complex include the Main Stadium, Warming-up Ground, In-door Stadium, Sports Theater, Olympic Standard Swimming Pool, Sports Village/College and Training Grounds. The stadium is the most spectacular in the region, built to the highest FIFA and Olympic specifications. Visitors to Tanzania looking for alternative sports can watch traditional bull-fighting on the island of Pemba. The sport, which does not involve killing the bulls, is a hangover from the days of Portuguese rule in the 16th and 17th centuries.