Football governing body in Africa, CAF, has given Tanzania greenlight to have fans as they host Tunisia in AFCON Qualifiers.
The Taifa Stars will face the Carthage Eagles in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group J double-header.
Tanzania will visit Tunis in November 13 before a home encounter at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium four days later.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has confirmed the attendance of fans.
“The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has invited spectators to the AFCON qualifier between Tanzania and Tunisia to be played on November 17, 2020 at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium,” reads a statement from TFF, translated from Kiswahili.
“CAF has indicated that the number of entrants will be 50 percent of the capacity of the Stadium.
“TFF is in contact with the Government to meet CAF requirements in the match.”
Tanzania’s National Stadium was renamed in honour of Benjamin Mkapa, the country’s former President who passed away recently.
The stadium’s capacity is estimated at 60,000, meaning half of that (30,000) are expected to attend.
Despite the struggle to fight Covid19 pandemic, Tanzania has not had strict restrictions with over 60,000 fans were in attendance during the Dar derby between Young Africans and Simba.
According to CAF protocols, all matches must be played behind closed doors but CAF suggested that all countries willing to have fans must seek their approval.
The Taifa Stars sit third of Group J with three points – They beat Equatorial Guinea at home before an away loss to Libya.