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Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Supports the Red Devils

The Tanzanian Head of State, Samia Suluhu Hassan has just revealed that she is a staunch supporter of Manchester United Football Club, popularly known as the ‘Red Devils!’

In an interview she recently did with Peter Greenberg an expert travel journalist and documentarist, President Samia for the first time laid bare her soccer inclination.

The interview was done during the latest episode of ‘Eye on Travel,’ which Peter Greenberg aired live from Tanzania.

It seems Tanzania’s sixth head of state and first female president has a soft spot for the Mancunian soccer team which is based at the Old Trafford.

She supports Man-U

In the interview, Greenberg inquired, whether Mama Samia developed interest on the Red Devils during her time in England.

The President responded with a strong ‘Yes!’

Samia Suluhu spent six month in the United Kingdom, studying at the University of Manchester.

Tanzania is nursing two popular teams in the country, the Young Africans Sports Club and Simba Sports Club both based in Dar-es-salaam City.

As an English Professional Football Club, Manchester United, nicknamed the ‘Red Devils’ is based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

Samia Suluhu’s favorite soccer team in the UK, competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

The popular Mancunian club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878.

Later in 1902, the team changed its name to Manchester United and eight years afterwards in 1910 the Red Devils moved from Newton Heath to their current stadium in the Old Trafford.

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