16 January 2013

Tanzania: Wambura Joins Race for TFF Leadership Post

EMBATTLED sports administrator Michael Wambura has joined the race to the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) leadership, ahead of the February 24 general election.

Wambura, who is the former Secretary General of the then Football Association of Tanzania (FAT) now TFF collected the nomination forms yesterday, eying the Vice-President post.

He joined the incumbent Second Vice-President Ramadhan Nassib and the Chairman of the Mainland Premier League Committee Wallace Karia who are eying for the same post. Nassib and Karia are also members of the outgoing TFF Executive Committee.

TFF Information Officer, Boniface Wambura said that five other individuals collected the forms yesterday eying for the Executive Committee membership posts. He named them as Mbasha Matutu, Muhsin Balhabou, Salum Chama, Titus Osoro and Zafarani Damoder.

He said so far 26 individuals have collected the nomination forms ahead of the Friday's deadline to pick and return the forms. Said Mohamed picked the forms to contest for the Chairman of the Tanzania Premier League Board (TPL Board).

The forms are available on the TFF website (www.tff.or.tz) and aspiring candidates could fill them online and pay for the application form to the TFF account number 01J1019956700 CRDB, Holland House. Application forms cost 500,000/- for president, 300,000/- (vice-president) and 200,000/- (executive committee members).

Posts to be contested are those of President, Vice-President and 13 members of the Executive Committee. According to the TFF Election Committee Chairman Deogratius Lyato, applicants for president and vice-president posts should be Tanzanians, hold a bachelor's degree and not aged less than 25 years and neither should they be over 75 years of age.

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