Amaan Stadium

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Amaan Stadium (also spelled Amani) is a football stadium in Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 15,000 people.[1]

The stadium was built with Chinese government aid and opened in 1970.[2]

The stadium was the location of a ceremony on February 5, 1997, uniting the Afro-Shirazi Party and the Tanganyika African National Union into the Chama cha Mapinduzi. The flags of the respective parties were raised and lowered for the last time with the flag of the Chama cha Mapinduzi then being raised.[3][4] Amani Abeid Karume was sworn in as president of Zanzibar on November 8, 2000.[5]

The stadium underwent refurbishment again with Chinese assistance, reopening in 2010.[6]


  1. ^ "Amaan Stadium". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Ogunsanwo, Alaba (1974). China's Policy in Africa, 1958-71. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 251. 
  3. ^ "Africa". Africa Journal (65-70): 10. 1997. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Konde, Hadji (1984). Press freedom in Tanzania. Arusha [Tanzania]: Eastern Africa Publications. p. 8. ISBN 9976-2-0029-3. 
  5. ^ The East African journal of human rights and democracy: a publication of the East African Human Rights Institute in partnership with SIDA. 1 (2): 65. 2003 |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "SMZ to protect Amaan Stadium". Guardian IPP. April 1, 2010. 

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Amaan Stadium on Coordinates: 6°9′57.4″S 39°13′25.7″E / 6.165944°S 39.223806°E / -6.165944; 39.223806