Board postpones seven Premier League matches ahead of AFCON 2023

DAR ES SALAAM: The Tanzania Premier League Board (TPLB) has postponed seven league matches to pave way for a special match between Zanzibar Heroes versus Kilimanjaro Stars as well as 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

According to the statement issued by TPLB on Friday, the game is set at Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar on December 27th.

It will officially be used to inaugurate the newly refurbished arena whose face-lifting exercise has been conducted under the presidency of Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi.

The cancellation of the games is also meant to provide enough preparation time for the country’s senior football team Taifa Stars ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to be played in Ivory Coast.

The postponed matches with the initial dates in bracket are Tabora United versus Simba (December 29th), Young Africans versus Mashujaa (December 29th) and Mashujaa against Simba (December 26th).

Others are Kagera Sugar versus Young Africans (December 26th), Simba against Azam (January 1st), Geita Gold versus Simba (January 4th) and Young Africans against Dodoma Jiji (January 2nd).

The statement further reveals that the postponement of the matches is in accordance of article 34:1(1.1, 1.5) of the Premier League’s match postponement and will be rescheduled later after Taifa Stars finish its AFCON games.

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