Thursday, 18 September 2008

Mwanza sport status eroded

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

FAMOUSLY known as amountainous city and a region with plenty of cheap fish, Mwanza has also been remarkable over the past years for hosting a couple of big sports events.

The region successfully hosted the East and Central Africa amateur boxing tournament last year but its reputation as a sport icon city is suffering threats from the waves of modernization and expansion.

Shortage of space to construct skyscrapers and five-star hotels is forcing Mwanza City Council to sacrifice playing grounds and fields in the name of modernization which is injurious to the development of sports.

Read full story in Daily News.

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