Warriors striker Prince Dube chose to wear jersey number 29 at his new club Azam after he was denied his prefered number.
Azam head of the information and communication department, Zaka Zakazi said Dube requested for 73, with the club not agreeing to that since senior players only use numbers from one to 29.
Dube eventually settled for number 29 which was previously worn by his compatriot Never Tigere who is now using jersey number 12. Zakazi said:
He asked for 73 but here in Tanzania senior players wear up to 29, from 30 it’s for juniors. There were number 21, 22 and 29 in his disposal and he took 29 because is the number previously worn by his compatriot Never Tigere who took 12.
Dube used to wear number 13 at Highlanders before he ditched it for 73, in honour of his mother who was born in 1973.
The player was raised by his mother, a single parent after his father died when he was young.
The other Zimbabwean at the ambitious Tanzanian club, Bruce Kangwa, Dube’s former teammate at Bosso, wears jersey number 26.