DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian police said on Friday they have
launched investigations into claims that a sports journalist was
attacked by police officers on Wednesday.
reported attack, a video clip went viral on social media showing
Wapo Radio journalist Sillas Mbise being attacked by police at
the National Stadium in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
The clip showed
police beating the journalist during a friendly match between
Simba Sports Club of Tanzania and Asante Kotoko from Ghana.
Police said in a
statement that they have opened a file basing on the video
footage that has gone viral on social media showing how the
journalist was beaten.
“The victim is urged
to report the incident at a police station to facilitate the
investigations,” said the statement.
The statement said
police were responsible to protect people and their property and
not beating even offenders who were not cooperating with police
Meanwhile, the Media
Council of Tanzania (MCT) and Tanzania Sports Writers
Association (TASWA) on Friday condemned the attack on the
journalist by police officers.
In a joint
statement, MCT and TASWA said the attack was “inhuman” given
that the victim was doing his job.
Uganda’s KCCA FC beat
Tanzania’s Azam FC 4-2 in international friendly
KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
Uganda Premier League side KCCA FC defeated
Tanzania’s Azam FC 4-2 in an international soccer friendly match
here on Friday.
The visiting side
who are also the regional Club Champions took the lead after
five minutes when skipper Aggrey Morris converted a penalty.
KCCA FC defender
Timothy Awany had brought down Danny Lyanga in the box before
the referee Mashood Ssali awarded a penalty. Agrey Moris sent
KCCA FC’s goalkeeper Tom Ikara the wrong way to make it 1-0.
After three minutes,
Azam FC were 2-0 up with Danny Lyanga finishing off a well taken
cross by defender Bruce Kangwa.
But KCCA FC who are
playing in the group stage of the lucrative Confederation of
African Football Champions League reorganized themselves to
score two goals through Muzamil Mutyaba and skipper Awany to
make it 2-2 at half time.
In the second half
KCCA FC’s coach, Mike Hillary Mutebi made changes as the team
went forward to look for more goals.
Azam FC tried to
press to get a third goal, but the KCCA FC defenders stood firm.
After 49 minutes it was KCCA FC’s new signing Allan Kyambadde
who nodded in past Azam FC’s goalkeeper Ally Mwadini to make it
Deep in the second
half substitute Patrick Kaddu netted the fourth goal for KCCA FC
after a defensive mix-up in the Azam FC defense.
“This was a very
good build up for us as we prepare for a group game against
Botswana’s Township Rollers FC next Saturday,” KCCA FC coach
Mutebi said after the game.
Azam FC’s Danish
born coach Hans van-der Pluijm said he was delighted playing a
team like KCCA FC who play a good passing game.
“This has been a
good test and it gives us a good wake-up call as we prepare for
the new 2018/19 season,” Pluijm.
The Tanzanian side
has camped in Uganda for the past one week on a pre-season
training. In their first international friendly against another
Ugandan side URA FC they drew 0-0.