THE Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and Athletics Tanzania (AT) are among sports associations that are yet to confirm their participation to the forthcoming Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) elections in Dodoma on December 8.
A statement released by the TOC Secretary General, Filbert Bayi, insisted that Thursday will be the deadline for all associate members to confirm their participation, which will also allow them to vote in the coming election. TOC affiliate members are also required to confirm their participation the earliest.
He named other associations that are yet to confirm as Tanzania Rugby Union (TRU), Tanzania Table Tennis Association (TTTA), Judo, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Tanzania Tennis Association (TTA), Tanzania Volleyball Association (TAVA), Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) and Zanzibar Football Association (ZFA).
Associations that have confirmed from the Mainland are Tanzania Handball Association (TAHA), Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA), Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF), Tanzania Amateur Netball Association, CHANETA, Sailing, AWATA, Tanzania Sports Writers Association (TASWA), Tanzania Swimming Association (TSA), Cycling, Tanzania Hockey Association and TPC.
Those from Zanzibar are handball, hockey, cycling, Karate, athletics, squash, triathlon, netball, weightlifting, basketball, volleyball, swimming, badminton, judo and Special Olympics Bayi urged associations to beat the deadline so as to enable the TOC smoothly organise the general meeting and the planned elections.
He warned that associations that will fail to confirm by the mentioned date will not be included in accommodation and other logistics. Last week the TOC picked Election Committee whose members include former Yanga Chairman, Lloyd Nchunga, Khamis Ali Mzee and Abdallah Juma from Zanzibar and Harrison Chaulo from the Mainland.
Fees for those vying for President, Vice President, Secretary General, Assistant Secretary General, Treasurer and the assistant has been set at 200,000/- while for the rest they will have to part with 150,000/-.
The incumbent leadership tenure has ended since 2010 but the office bearers have been in power for additional two years so as to change the leadership tenure that would match with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) electoral calendar.