WITH only 25 days left before the official kick off of the Mainland Premier League, Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), Executive Committee has appointed new members of the federation’s Clubs Licencing Appeal Committee.
According to the federation Media and Communication Officer, Alfred Lucas, the Executive Committee that sat last Sunday has appointed Advocate Damas Ndumbaro as the committee Chairman.
Ndumbaro comes back to light just few days after TFF Disciplinary Appeal’s Committee lifted a seven-year ban imposed on him. He will be assisted by Advocate Alex Mgongolwa. Lucas named members of the committee as the former National Stadium Manager, Charles Matoke, Tumainiel Mlango and Ahmed Menye.
The committee is tasked to deal with all appeals from decisions made by the Club Licensing Committee, which is under Advocate Lloyd Nchunga. According to regulations, all topflight clubs are required to apply for their club licence in the period announced by the federation’s Executive Committee.
Clubs are also required to make sure that they meet all requirements set to acquire the licence and obtain the right of taking part in the premier league, failure of which they will be subject to relegation.
Lucas said all clubs have been directed to contact the Club Licencing Manager, Jemedari Said, who is also the federation’s Football Development Officer, to pick application forms for the licencing and thereafter, return the filled forms before the kick off of the league.
Meanwhile, the Tanzania Football Federation has unveiled September 16th, this year, as the official date for the First Division League (FDL) kick off. The league will involve 24 teams, which have been divided into three groups of eight teams each.
The 24 clubs will compete in the 2017/18 season for the three top spot to earn promotion into the Mainland Premier League in the 2018/19.