Saturday, 20 September 2008

Historical Nyamagana in dire need for repairs

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

If you take a glimpse of the current state of Nyamagana Stadium in Mwanza Region, you will not believe that in the early 1970s it hosted teams like Sunderland and West Bromwich from England. Legend has it that the now desolate stadium with shattered perimeter walls and only one small ramshackle pavilion was an ideal field for international matches.

Nyamagana is a Sukuma word which means scattered pieces. It is said during the time when Tanzanians were fighting for their independence people used to convene meetings at the venue. And on one fateful day, colonialists reportedly lobbed a bomb into the crowd and killed scores of people whose parts scattered allover the place and hence Nyamagana (meaning pieces scattered everywhere).

Read full story in Daily News.

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