Did Rayvanny’s fans destroy stadium? Tanzania Premier League Board takes action

Rayvanny held his homecoming at the grounds [Photo: Courtesy]

The Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) has suspended matches scheduled to be played at the historic Sokoine Memorial Stadium in Mbeya.

This is after Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) fans rendered the pitch unplayable after thronging the stadium courtesy of a show organized by Mbeya native Rayvanny and his WCB boss Diamond Platnumz.

The aftermath [Photo: Courtesy]

According to TPLB, affected parties whose teams were to hammer it out on Sokoine's green turf i.e. the Vodacom Premier League, First Division League and the Second Division League need to source for other stadiums following the Wednesday, December 25, aftermath.

TPLB statement [Photo: Courtesy]

Rayvanny’s homecoming at Sokoine was, according to many insiders, a success and a dress rehearsal for Platnumz’s 10 years in music celebration at Tanganyika Stadium in Kigoma, northwestern Tanzania.

In his own estimates, Rayvanny –real name Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa, estimated that 70,000 fans attended his first-ever homecoming celebration.

“Oh my God. I can't believe if it’s my own show! 70,000 People inside, more than 5,000 people outside the stadium,” he wrote in one of his posts.

According to Tanzanian Football Federation, the stadium which was originally named the Mapinduzi Stadium and re-named Sokoine Memorial Stadium in 1984 following the death of Prime Minister Edward Sokoine, seats only 10,000.