Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Tanzania has agreed to let Sudanese football club Al Hilal compete in their premier league, while war continues to rage in Sudan.

Al Hilal will compete in the Tanzania Mainland Premier League starting in August, under special conditions.

The Sudanese club will not be able to win the league and their matches will only count as friendlies, according to AFP news agency.

Tanzanian Football Federation spokesman Clifford Mario Ndimbo told local media Al Hilal’s participation would benefit the country’s league.

“They are a big club with an excellent reputation and their presence will generate excitement,” he said.

He added that Sudanese referees who are in Tanzania will also get an opportunity to officiate matches.

“It’s an opportunity for the Tanzanian clubs to learn from one of the continent’s football giants and promote the local league,” Mr Ndimbo told AFP.

Al Hilal requested to take part in the league as sport is suspended in Sudan because of the conflict which has killed thousands and displaced millions since April 2023.

By Joy

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