Sevilla, the first Spanish team to play in Tanzania

The La Liga club will play tomorrow night against Simba SC as part of an African tour at the national stadium.

Sevilla is set to become the first Spanish La Liga club to play in Tanzania when they visit Simba SC this Thursday night.

The game is part of La Liga World challenge, a series of games outside Spain to grow the league’s fan numbers around the world.

“It’s an honor to be the first Spanish team and second European one to be here,” said La Liga’s representative in South Africa, Antonio Barras, to the club’s official website.

“We are extremely happy to be in Tanzania; it’s an honor for us to be the first Spanish team and second European one to be here.”

He added: “We thank all the authorities and everyone on this tour because since we arrived they have been helping us and treating us very well.”

“This undoubtedly shows that Tanzania is prepared and has the resources to host these kinds of massive events.”

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“The game is important for us as it will be a great spectacle and competitive,” he said.

“It’s an honor to be the first team from the best league in the world to visit Tanzania and that’s why we hope and we’re sure that this visit will aid both La Liga and Tanzania.”

“I’m sure these deals will be of benefit to both parties, such as the academies,” he explained.

“The good work of Spanish clubs will help children in Tanzania and lead to top players coming from East Africa.”

The president of Simba SC, Ismail Aden Rage, added: “Today, the team against which we will compete won their twentieth league title. We can only say ‘hongera sana, Simba’ to the champions.”

“We hope that these deals help children in Tanzania and lead to top players coming from East Africa.”

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