Estádio da Machava

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The Estádio da Machava is a multi-purpose stadium in Machava, a mainly residential subdivision of the city of Matola, in the outskirts of Maputo, Mozambique. It is used for football matches and can hold 60,000 spectators.[1]

The stadium was built by the Portuguese colonial government of Mozambique and inaugurated as Estádio Salazar, named after the Portuguese dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, on 30 June 1968 with a match between Portugal and Brazil, which the latter, formally the visitors, won 2:0.[2]

It was in Machava that the Declaration of National Independence of Mozambique took place, on June 25th, 1975.[3]

It is now owned by Clube Ferroviário de Maputo.


  1. ^ "China constrói estádios desportivos em Moçambique, Angola e Cabo-Verde - CRI".
  2. ^ 1968 - Inauguração com um Portugal-Brasil (0-2), Clube Ferroviário Maputo, 22. Mai 2006.
  3. ^ "Independência nacional proclamada há 43 anos".

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Coordinates: 25°55′2.73″S 32°31′34.64″E / 25.9174250°S 32.5262889°E / -25.9174250; 32.5262889