Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Media and Communication Officer Baraka Kizuguto said in a statement yesterday the money was collected from 36,105 fans who purchased tickets to watch the match.
According to the statement, 68 VIP A tickets, each pegged at 40,000/- were sold, while 869 VIP B and 582 VIP C tickets, each at 30,000/- and 20,000/- respectively were sold.
Kizuguto added that 1,955 tickets for orange seats and 32,631 tickets for blue and green seats were purchased. The breakdown shows that Yanga earned 60 per cent of the collection, that is 106,581,274.58/-, while TFF and CAF received five per cent, thus 8,881,772.88/- each.
The Value Added Tax amounted to 34,037,542.37/-, which is 18 per cent of the total revenue and the venue fee was 26,645,318.64/-, which is 15 per cent of the total gross collection.
Initial match cost amounted to 26.645,318.64/- and tickets cost 11,462,000/-. Yanga, who are the country’s sole representatives in continental competitions failed to capitalise on their home ground advantage, after being held to a 1-1 draw by Etoile du Sahel in their second round, first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup tie.
Yanga needed nothing but a comprehensive victory to put themselves in an advantageous position to qualify into the next stage of the continental second tier competition.
The Jangwani Street lads went ahead just two minutes from the kick-off through a well taken Nadir Haroub’s penalty kick, but they failed to hold on to their slim lead as they allowed the visitors to hit back after the break through Ben Amour Amine.
The stalemate implies that Yanga face an arduous task in the return leg away in Tunis at the end of next week. They will need to score and avoid conceding to proceed to the next round. A goalless draw will see the Tunisian through, but a draw of more than two goals will benefit Yanga.