23 February 2013

Tanzania: Fifa Wrath Likely to Fall On Yanga Over Asamoah Dues

THE world soccer governing body, FIFA has forwarded to the Dispute Resolution Chamber a 5,000 US dollar signing fee claim which former Yanga player, Ghanaian Kenneth Asamoah is demanding from the club.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Information Officer, Boniface Wambura said on Friday that FIFA took the decision after Yanga failed to respond to its letter over the matter. December last year, FIFA wrote to the Mainland Premier League side, Yanga demanding explanation over the player's claim but could not get any response from the Tanzanian club.

According to FIFA, all necessary investigations into the matter were complete and they will forward it to the Dispute Resolution Chamber for ruling. It will be the third time for Yanga to be sued to FIFA for breach of contract as it had a case also against Kenyans Joseph Shikokoti and Sofapaka defender John Njoroge. However, Njoroge's case was solved last year after the club cleared his outstanding bills.

The utility defender demanded 18m/- after the club terminated his services without notice mid 2011. Njoroge had been snapped up by Yanga in 2008 where he signed a two year contract. After the first contract expired, Yanga added another two years to his contract but they parted ways before conclusion.

Meanwhile, FIFA officials, Ashford Mamelodi jetted in the country for inspection of soccer development projects and introduce his assistant Patrick Onyango. While in the country, they will be briefed about the Goal Project development especially on the artificial tuff at the Nyamagana Stadium in Mwanza. Mwanza City Council was awarded the project worth 900m/-. MCC decided to contribute 200m/- towards facilitation of the project

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