27 February 2013

Tanzania: Tenga Scratches Head Over Constitution Saga

THE Tanzania Football Federation President, Leodegar Tenga has called for an emergency Executive Committee meeting on Saturday to discuss government's decision to dismiss newly endorsed TFF constitution.

TFF Information Officer, Boniface Wambura confirmed yesterday that the federation had officially been informed by the Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Dr Fenella Mukangara of her decision to revoke the endorsement of the body's 2012 constitution.

"After receiving the letter on Monday evening, the secretariat contacted Tenga who ordered for an impromptu executive committee meeting in Dar es Salaam on Saturday to discuss the order," said Wambura.

TFF General Secretary, Angetile Osiah has already warned the government not to interfere with football matters as the world football governing body, FIFA directs. "I don't think if it is right (for government to interfere with football matters), we should not entertain government's interference on football (matters) for the sake of our football," said Osiah.

Sports Minister, Dr Mukangara on Monday dismissed the TFF's 2012 constitution, saying the country's football governing body had violated regulations of the National Sports Council (NSC) Act.

Dr Mukangara said that the 2012's TFF constitution violated National Sports Council (NSC) Act No. 12 along with amendments No. 6 of 1971 and NSC regulations of registration No. 442 of 1999. She also said that TFF's constitution violated Section 11 (1) that explained what steps were to be followed by the body in order to amend its constitution.

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