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24 August 2017

Tanzania football authority awards community ‘sheild’ by mistake

A spelling mistake must be every engraver’s nightmare.

We’re no strangers to the typo on the BBC Africa Live page, but the error can be quickly amended – not so if you’re responsible for engraving a major football trophy.

On Wednesday night, Simba beat bitter rivals Yanga on penalties in the season-opening community shield match. Eagle-eyed fans noticed a problem with the trophy:

Shield was misspelled “sheild”, but it didn’t stop the trophy being awarded:

According to one Tanzanian paper, the football authorities have now said sorry for the error:

 

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