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:
— julius bwesha (@jbwesha) August 23, 2017
Shield was misspelled “sheild”, but it didn’t stop the trophy being awarded:
— De Gower (@Mic_gower) August 24, 2017
According to one Tanzanian paper, the football authorities have now said sorry for the error:
BREAKING NEWS: TFF sends apology to Simba following wrong inscription in community shield awarded to the club on Wednesday-MCL pic.twitter.com/qpjY4v4Zya
— The Citizen Tanzania (@TheCitizenTZ) August 24, 2017